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About the Work

The installation consisted of an enormous enlargement of a photograph taken from the front page of The New York Times, dated Sunday, January 28th 1973, regarding the so-called Vietnam Peace Treaty being signed in Paris. This enlargement was shown at The Gallery, 65a Lisson Street, London NW1, in September of that year. The photograph was cut up and arranged so that the Vietcong and North Vietnamese sat in the northern half of the gallery and the South Vietnamese and the Americans sat in the southern half. In the installation, the newspaper from which the enlargement was taken was placed on the west wall facing the windows. Each wall was then labelled accordingly; View of the North, View of the South, View of the East, View of the West with a copy of the New York Times above it.
In 2010, the Ikon Gallery Birmingham exhibited a full-scale reconstruction of 'An Indo-Chinese Pun-Sculpture' as part of their survey exhibition on the art of the 1970s entitled 'This Could Happen to You'.

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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