21st Century Gallery
Original Mixed Media Collage Painting 'Design For a Sculpture' by Ivor Abrahams R.A. 1935-2015. Signed and Dated 1979
REF: 2302 / LA228529
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Ivor Abrahams, RA (1935-2015) was renowned internationally as a sculptor, painter, collagist and printmaker. He was born in Wigan in Lancashire and studied in London at St Martin’s School of Art 1952-53 and at Camberwell School of Art 1954-57. He had his first exhibition at Gallery One, London in 1962, and was an influential figure in the British Pop Art movement. In the mid-1970s he acquired a house in Languedoc in the South of France and the landscape and culture of the area became an important inspiration for his work, his subjects including gardens, the human figure and animals. He also spent a lot of time in his studio in London. Ivor Abrahams was elected a Royal Academician in 1991. His work is held in many public collections, including the Tate Gallery, the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, and the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and was collected also by the singer and songwriter the late David Bowie. . We have found the artist's website - www.ivorabrahams.com - an invaluable source of information about the artist's work and the book by Andrew Lambirth titled 'Eden and Other Suburbs: The Life and Work of Ivor Abrahams' has also proved to be extremely useful as well as being a good read. The work we have is principally from: The Pathways suite 1975 (lithographs); The E A Poe Tales and Poems suite 1976 (screenprints); The Oxford Garden suite 1977 (screenprints); The Edmund Burke suite 1979 (lithographs); and mixed media cut outs and paintings from the Femme du Midi series 1979. This link takes you to the Tate site where a similar work is held in their collection https://www.tate.org.uk/art/artists/ivor-abrahams-622 Follow this link to similar work at Sotheby's https://www.sothebys.com/en/buy/auction/2020/made-in-britain/ivor-abrahams-r-a-two-figures
21st Century Gallery has clarified that the Original Mixed Media Collage Painting 'Design For a Sculpture' by Ivor Abrahams R.A. 1935-2015. Signed and Dated 1979 (LA228529) is genuinely of the period declared with the date/period of manufacture being 1979
The painting is in good condition.
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