This week for #CASatHome, we speak to a museum curator about a particularly significant work in their collection. Emma Philip, Senior Curator at The Box, Plymouth, has chosen a painting by Lynette Yiadom-Boakye entitled To Tell Them Where It’s Got To, 2013, which was donated to Plymouth by the CAS in the same year.
The collection at Plymouth includes a majority of works by English artists from the 19th and 20th centuries. As the birth place of Sir Joshua Reynolds, ‘traditional’ portraiture forms a rich seam running through their collection. To Tell Them Where It’s Got To, 2013 by Turner Prize nominee Lynette Yiadom-Boakye forms a counterpoint to these historic works, rich as they are in status and art historical signifiers.