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About the Work

I made a videotape of Red Square in January 1988 but did not start making this work from video stills until 1990. In the centre of the panorama I stuck an old copy of 'Das Kapital' so the tourists lining up to see Lenin's tomb appeared to be lining up to see the tomb of the book. I thought of entitling the work as such. But something made me stick my neck out so I made the work as a memorial to the Soviet Union and prophesied the year of its death as 1991. It was sheer luck I was right.

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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