John Christie Lemonade Music 1980

Artwork details

Artist
John Christie born 1945
Title
Lemonade Music
Date 1980
Medium Screenprint on paper
Dimensions Image: 220 x 140 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1981
Reference
P07530
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Catalogue entry

P07530 LEMONADE MUSIC 1980

Inscribed ‘John Christie Sept 80’ bottom right and ‘Lemonade Music’ and ‘48/50’
Screenprint, printed and published by the artist, 8 5/8×5 1/2 (22×14)
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1982

'The title of this print is a quotation from Erik Satie. The top image is an enlarged version of a French lemonade bottle label. The words in the lower half were obtained by taking the first reference to music that I could find in Art Monthly (no.39 p.18) which had arrived by post that morning.’ (loc.cit.)

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984

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