Society and culture



1999 Sarah Staton (1961 − )

This particular multiple started life as a sculpture. The nature and economics of its production have lead to its multiplication.

This piece was inspired by the rings that tough guys wear. SupaRings are so big that you can carry them like a small handbag. If they were any bigger, in this material, you would not be able to carry them because they would be too heavy. They remind me of a great handbag I once had. It also was made of metal and made me feel safe on the streets at night because it could, in some way, become a weapon.”

Multiplication, The British Council 2001

  • Accession Number P7354
  • Dimensions 20 X 20 X 10 CM
  • Media BRONZE

Glossary (2)

  • Metal

    Metal is a medium frequently used by artists to make art works - from sculpture to printmaking. Surfaces can display an array of colours and textures, and are capable of being polished to a high gloss; metal can be melted, cast, or fused, hammered into thin sheets, or drawn into wire.

  • Sculpture

    A three-dimensional work of art. Such works may be carved, modelled, constructed, or cast. Sculptures can also be described as assemblage, in the round, relief, and made in a huge variety of media. Contemporary practice also includes live elements, as in Gilbert & George 'Living Sculpture' as well as broadcast work, radio or sound sculpture.

Past exhibitions


  • 2006
    • Chile, Santiago, Instituto De Arte Moderno
    • Colombia, Barranquilla, Museo De Arte Moderno
    • Colombia, Cali, Museo La Tertulia
    • Colombia, Bogota, Galeria Santa Fe De Bogota
  • 2005
    • Venezuela, Caracas, Museo De Artes Visuales Alejandro Otero
    • Venezuela, Maracaibo, Museo Arte Contemporaneo De Zulia
  • 2004
    • Albania, Tirana, Galeria Kombetare E Arteve
    • Macedonia, Skopje, Museum Of Modern Art
    • Bulgaria, Varna, Varna Art Museum
    • Bulgaria, Plovdiv, Plovdiv City Art Gallery
    • Bulgaria, Sofia, Sofia City Art Gallery
  • 2003
    • Cyprus, Limassol, Evagoras Lanitis Centre
    • Cyprus, Nicosia, Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre
    • Slovenia, Ljubljana, Mestna Gallery
    • Slovenia, Celje, Contemporary Arts Gallery
    • Slovenia, Maribor, Kibla Centre
    • Estonia, Tallinn, Tallinn Town Hall
  • 2002
    • Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Museum of Fine Art, Husove Street Gallery
    • Yugoslavia, Podgorica, Podgorica
    • Yugoslavia, Belgrade, Masarakova Art Pavilion
    • Poland, Wroclaw, Awagarda Gallery
    • Croatia, Zagreb, Muzej Suvremene Umjetnosti
    • Croatia, Zadar, Galerija Umjetnin Narodnog Muzeja
    • Croatia, Split, Galerija Umjetnina
    • Croatia, Dubrovnik, Palaca Sponza
  • 2001
    • Romania, Sibiu, Museum Brukenthal
    • Romania, Brasov, Muzeul De Arta Brasov
    • Romania, Bucharest, National Museum Of Art
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