David AnnesleyUntitled 1968

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Artist
David Annesley (born 1936)
Title
Untitled
Date 1968
MediumPainted steel and aluminium
Dimensionsobject: 2115 x 1937 x 610 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Alistair McAlpine (later Lord McAlpine of West Green) 1970
Reference
T01347
Not on display

Catalogue entry

David Annesley b. 1936

T01347 UNTITLED 1968

Not inscribed.
Painted aluminium and steel, 83¼ x 76¼ x 24 (211.5 x 194 x 61).
Presented by Alistair McAlpine 1971.
Exh: Waddington Galleries, November-December 1968 (as ‘A 1968/7-1’); The Alistair McAlpine Gift, Tate Gallery, June-August 1971 (9, repr. in colour).
Lit: Anne Seymour, in catalogue of The Alistair McAlpine Gift, 1971, pp. 37–44.

Among painters Annesley acknowledges a considerable debt to Kenneth Noland. What attracted Annesley about his work was the way he would take a given structure and then work with colour inside it ‘in a very non-compositional way’. Annesley has also felt a close affinity with the way Albers makes use of a formal structure over and over again simply ‘to free himself in colour’… (read more)

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