Francesco ClementeMidnight Sun II 1982

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Artist
Francesco Clemente (born 1952)
Title
Midnight Sun II
Date 1982
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 2010 x 2507 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1983
Reference
T03551
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T03551 MIDNIGHT SUN 11 1982

Oil on canvas 79 × 98 1/2 (2010 × 2507)
Not inscribed
Purchased from Anthony d'Offay Ltd. (Grant-in-Aid) 1983
Exh: Francesco Clemente, The Midnight Sun, Anthony d'Offay Gallery, January–February 1983
Lit: Mark Francis, ‘Pagan Mysteries’, Francesco Clemente: The Fourteen Stations, exhibition calatogue, Whitechapel Art Gallery, January 1983; Giancarlo Politi, ‘Francesco Clemente’, Flash Art, No.117, April–May 1984, pp.12–21; Francesco Clemente, Pastelle 1973–1983, Munich, 1984; Michael Auping, Francesco Clemente, exhibition catalogue, The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, October 1985, repr. in col. pl.18

In January 1983, two major series of paintings by Clemente were exhibited in London. The Whitechapel Art Gallery showed ‘The Fourteen Stations’ (in fact, a cycle of twelve paintings, supplemented for the exhibition by three other closely related works) painted in New York in late 1981 and early 1982. At the same time, a slightly later series, also consisting of twelve works and also completed in New York, ‘The Midnight Sun’ i–xii, was exhibited at the Anthony d'Offay Gallery… (read more)

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