Catalogue entry

Not inscribed.
Canvas, 38×36 (96·5×91·5); an earlier painting on the back has been rubbed over with white paint.
Purchased from the artist through the Whitechapel Art Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1960.
Exh: Whitechapel Art Gallery, September–October 1960 (98).

The picture was painted in London in 1958. At the Whitechapel exhibition there was an earlier ‘Cooling Tower I’, 1957, and drawings of cooling towers dated 1956 and 1957; drawings and photographs of cooling towers were also shown at the Arts Council Drawing Towards Painting exhibition, 1961–2.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I