Hot Favourite: Phil Shaw's 'Equo Ne Credite' (Trust Not The Horse)

Equo Ne Credite, 2014, archival print, 150 x 110 cm, 59 1/8 x 43 1/4 in, Framed

...but 'trust not the horse’ the title of conceptual artist and printmaker Phil Shaw's Equo Ne Credite ('trust not the horse') is an allusion to the story of the Wooden Horse of Troy, used by the Greeks to trick their way into the city. Shaw's ingenious and equine-themed print is less a matter of life and death, than a reminder that things are not always as they first appear. The titles of the books in the artwork may seem random, but look at the names of the authors...

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Equo Ne Credite, 2014, archival print, 150 x 110 cm, 59 1/8 x 43 1/4 in, (detail)

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