Harold CohenBefore the Event 1963

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Artist
Harold Cohen (born 1928)
Title
Before the Event
Date 1963
MediumTempera and oil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 2490 x 2930 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1986
Reference
T04856
Not on display

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T04856 Before the Event 1963

Tempera and oil on canvas 2489 × 2928 (98 × 115 1/4)
Inscribed ‘Harold Cohen | “BEFORE THE EVENT” | JULY 1963 London’ on back of canvas left of centre and an arrow with the word ‘TOP’ on back of canvas top centre
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1986
Exh: Dunn International, AC, Tate Gallery, Nov.–Dec. 1963 (14, repr.); Documenta III, Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, June–Oct. 1964 (no number, repr. p.332); Harold Cohen: Paintings 1960–1965, Whitechapel Art Gallery, May–June 1965 (36, repr.)
Lit: Klaus Hoffmann, ‘Beispiele der neuen Ornamentik’, Das Kunstwerk, vol.19, Oct. 1965, pp.23–4, repr. p.9; Bryan Robertson, ‘Introduction’ in Harold Cohen: Paintings 1960–1965, exh. cat., Whitechapel Art Gallery 1965, p… (read more)

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