Patrick CaulfieldBlack and White Flower Piece 1963

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Artist
Patrick Caulfield (1936‑2005)
Title
Black and White Flower Piece
Date 1963
MediumOil paint on board
Dimensionssupport: 1219 x 1219 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with funds provided by the Knapping Fund 1991
Reference
T05853
Not on display

Summary

This painting was executed during Caulfield’s last term at the Royal College of Art, London (attended 1960-3). At the time, perhaps influenced by Jasper Johns (born 1930), whose paintings of flags and targets of the 1950s had stressed the physical reality, or object nature, of the work as being of equal value to its surface image, art students were particularly interested in using everyday objects as the starting point for their paintings… (read more)

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