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About the Work

This work was based on a double bed. It was not intended as a mysogynistic work, although my girlfriend at the time had left me not long before I made the sculpture. The headboard carried a photo blow-up of the beginnings of a story published in Woman's Own called 'Ouestions of Love.' This story details the emotionally painful parting of lovers in a college dormitory. This introduction ends on what I felt was a point of bathos when the girl, finding that the lifts are not working when the time comes to leave, takes consolation in saying to herself: 'Anyway, it's better for my figure to use the stairs'. At this exact point of the sentence I placed the actual bed section of the sculpture. This was made out of board covered in an easywipe plastic surface. On one end of the surface I scrawled 'a "Woman's Own" eye view of the world' and on the other end '"a woman's eye level' view of the world'.
The critic Peter Fuller chose the sculpture to be installed outside St. Paul's Cathedral as part of the 1970 City of London Festival. It attracted some angry graffiti, most of it in lipstick. The sculpture was hastly removed by the organisers.

(Collection: University College, London)

About Vaughan Grylls

Born 10th December 1943 in Newark, Nottinghamshire and attended art schools at Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Goldsmiths' and the Slade. He has taught at several art schools in the UK and the US.

From 1996 to 2005 he was Director of the Kent Institute of Art and Design. In 2005 he resigned to concentrate full-time on his own work after joining the Kent and the Surrey Institutes of Art and Design to make the University for the Creative Arts.

″I still use the same approach to my work: I get an idea, think of the title and then make the work. So not much has changed since 1964″

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