Alan DavieFairy Tree No. 5 1971

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Artist
Alan Davie (1920‑2014)
Title
Fairy Tree No. 5
Date 1971
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1727 x 2134 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1972
Reference
T01584
On display at Tate Britain
Theme: BP Spotlights
Room: Alan Davie

Catalogue entry

Alan Davie b.1920

T01584 Fairy Tree No.5 1971

Inscribed ‘68 64/ FAIRY TREE NO.5/ SEPT 71’ on reverse (also in pencil on stretcher) and ‘Alan Davie 71’.
Oil on canvas, 68 x 84 (173 x 213.5).
Presented by the artist 1972.
Exh: Gimpel and Hanover Galerie, Zürich, October–November 1971 and Gimpel and Weitzenhoffer Ltd, New York, December 1971–January 1972 (34, repr. in colour); Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, August–September 1972; Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum, Braunschweig, November–December 1972; Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, January 1973 (33, repr. and in colour).

The following catalogue entries incorporate information supplied by the artist in a letter to the compiler of September 27, 1974.

There are eight paintings to date entitled ‘Fairy Tree’. The first four are gouaches which were made in Cornwall in August 1969… (read more)

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