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.
Important concerns in T101537 are the identification of surface, the decisive, formative effect of the making of any mark on all subsequent stages in a painting, and the ritualistic character of the act of making marks…