Photographs of Car Crash

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 58 Add MS 88938/1/12/11
  • Alternative Id.
      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000000606.0x00015e
  • Dates of Creation
      [1973]
  • Language of Material
      English
  • Physical Description
      1 file

Scope and Content

A set of sixteen black and white photographs (labelled A-P) of a car crash that Ballard had on Chiswick Bridge with accompanying negatives (six strips in total). The series of photographs shows the damage done to Ballard's Ford Zephyr 6 car.

Twelve of the photographs (labelled A-L) were used in the poster produced for the exhibition, 'Crash: Homage to J G Ballard', which was held at the Gagosian Gallery in 2010.

The original cardboard envelopes that held the photographs and negatives, and related enclosures have been retained. The pencil annotation 'Daddy's Zephyr 6 car' was added by one of Ballard's daughters.

Conditions Governing Access

Unrestricted

Not Public Record(s)