"Equals...." (protracted (in argon)), 2017



5.12 x 31.50 x 1.18 in

13.0 x 80.0 x 3.0 cm

Edition of 10

Comes with Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

PRICE: $8,000  or as low as LEARN MORE

5.12 x 31.50 x 1.18 in

13.0 x 80.0 x 3.0 cm

Edition of 10


    About The Work

    “equals….”(protracted (in argon)) has been produced by Wyn Evans longterm trusted neon-fabricator, Dusty Sprengenal, exclusively for the ICA. Wyn Evans has translated into neon the Unicode symbol ‘=‘ elongating it horizontally in a manner that suggests the alteration of its universal codification. Through this simple intervention, the definitive concept of equivalency is made unstable, and open.

    This work could be compared to aspects of concrete poetry, where the spatial and visual qualities of a sign become as important, and meaningful, as what it signifies. The effect is similar to Wyn Evans’s neon text sculptures, where he uses favourite passages of text or the subtitles from films to create enigmatic signs that impose a retinal and mental after-image in the viewer’s mind.

    Courtesy of ICA London

    About Cerith Wyn Evans

    From The Magazine

    • This work requires special shipping and handling.

    • Ships in 4 to 14 business days from United Kingdom.
    • This work is final sale and not eligible for return.
    • To determine your shipping cost, add the item to your Cart, visit your Cart, and enter your shipping destination.
    • Questions about this work?
    • Interested in other works by this artist or other artists? We will source them for you.
    • Want to pay in installments?

    Contact an Artspace Advisor


    a treasure trove of fine art from the world's most renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.


    through exclusive content featuring art news, collecting guides, and interviews with artists, dealers, collectors, curators and influencers.


    authentic artworks from across the globe. Collecting with us means you're helping to sustain creative culture and supporting organizations that are making the world a better place.


    with our art advisors for buying advice or to help you find the art that's perfect for you. We have the resources to find works that suit your needs.


    Artspace offers you authentic, exclusive works from world-renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Collecting with us helps support creative culture while bringing you art news, interviews and access to global art resources.