Bernard CohenBlue Spot 1966

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Artist
Bernard Cohen (born 1933)
Title
Blue Spot
Date 1966
MediumAcrylic paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 2438 x 3353 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1972
Reference
T01537
Not on display

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Bernard Cohen b.1933

T01537 Blue Spot 1966

Inscribed on reverse ‘BLUE SPOT/8x 10 ACRYLIC/END OF 1966’.
Acrylic on canvas, 96 x 132 (244 x 335).
Purchased from the Waddington Galleries (Grant-in-Aid) 1972.
Exh: Betty Parsons Gallery, New York, February-March 1967; Hayward Gallery, April–May 1972. (63,repr. in colour).
Lit: Richard Morphet, catalogue of Hayward Gallery exhibition, April–May1972, pp.27–30.

The following notes, based on conversations with the artist in 1971, have been approved by him.

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