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Model of Tate Modern on fire exhibited at West End art gallery

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A new sculptural artwork depicting Tate Modern on fire has gone on show at a West End art gallery.

Model of Tate Modern on fire exhibited at West End art gallery
Nathan Coley. 2017. Courtesy Parafin, London. Photo: Peter Mallet

Tate Modern on Fire (2017) – showing flames and smoke billowing from the former Bankside Power Station – is the centrepiece of the exhibition by Glasgow-born artist Nathan Coley at the Parafin gallery in Woodstock Street, Mayfair.

This work is a companion piece to Paul (2015), which depicts St Paul's Cathedral.

In Coley's works, both buildings are rendered as architectural models which, while complete from the front, are open at the back and filled with objects in the manner of a cabinet of curiosities.

The sculpture also references Ed Ruscha's painting The Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Fire (1965-68).

• Nathan Coley's exhibition is at Parafin until 18 March.

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