Peter Hutchinson

Stripes on Spots and Spots on Stripes

Peter Hutchinson Stripes on Spots and Spots on Stripes, Alternate Projects

Peter Hutchinson
Stripes on Spots and Spots on Stripes, 1974
Color photographs and screenprint on paper Signed, dated and numbered.
30h x 22w in
76.20h x 55.88w cm


It has been said that a leopard can't change its spots. We could make the same claim that a zebra can't change its stripes. Yet these animals photographed in the Milan zoo seem to contradict this thought. The above saying means that animal nature cannot be altered. But it is obvious to me that these caged animals have a very different character from similar animals in a wild state.

Peter  Hutchinson is recognized as a pioneer in both the land art and narrative art movements. Hutchinson is known for his photo-based conceptual artworks that document ephemeral interventions he creates with the landscape. These interventions often utilize such materials as flowers, food and found objects in natural environments like the ocean, mountains and fields. Handwritten texts that both document and comment upon the circumstances of the creation accompany the photographs. In so doing, Hutchinson’s work becomes an exploration into the layered, interrelated qualities of nature and language.

Condition: Soiling around all edges, small circular hole with some paper loss lower left corner, creased corner, photographs show color loss.