Logan is particularly excited to be showing this piece. “It’s been 41 years. .. I’ve kept it intact in my studio storing it in roofs, garages. I’ve moved studios, had fires and floods…Goldfield has remained.”
Created in 1976 especially for the Whitechapel Gallery, Goldfield was commissioned by Jasia Reichardt who Andrew describes as “a brilliant woman”. Jasia gave Andrew his first show ‘Ten Sitting Rooms’ at the ICA in 1970.
The installation was accompanied with its original sound track created by composer Richard Hartley. On the opening night the actress Little Nell (of Rocky Horror fame) tap danced wearing Minnie Mouse ears.
Andrew has remade new butterflies and mice for Buckland as the original pieces shown have been sold over time. These butterflies are inspired by English butterflies and include Red Admiral, The Large White, Peacock and Large Copper
The heads of wheat are made from vacuum moulded plastic sprayed gold, which sit on poles of aluminium.
" It has all those classical connotations, as well as Elysian Fields and then the sense of scale... the huge scale so that when you came in you were like a little thing."