Edward Burra
Coffee Stall. Verso: Scenes with Figures c.1930

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Edward Burra 1905–1976
Coffee Stall. Verso: Scenes with Figures
Date c.1930
Medium Graphite on paper. Verso: graphite on paper
Dimensions Support: 552 x 749 mm
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Burra’s clear line allows a cutting observation of contemporary life. Scenes with Figures shows fashionable life in the south of France, with its voracious appetites, while in Keep Your Head he explored the unexpected juxtapositions of photomontage. Both works reflect his growing awareness in Surrealism, even though he never officially joined the movement.

April 2008

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