Antony DonaldsonTake Five 1962

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Artwork details

Artist
Antony Donaldson (born 1939)
Title
Take Five
Date 1962
MediumOil paint and alkyd paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1528 x 1533 x 22 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1963
Reference
T00590
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T00590 TAKE FIVE 1962
 
Inscr. ‘Antony Donaldson - Take 5’ on back of canvas and on stretcher.
Canvas, 60×60 (152·5×152·5).
Purchased from the artist through the Rowan Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1963.
Exh: Rowan Gallery, May 1963 (3).

A painting influenced by popular imagery and modern poster technique, it shows a succession of figures, as in the stills of a ciné-film, and is one of a series of pictures of ‘pin-up’ girls included in the same exhibition. Two others, ‘Where the boys are’ and ‘Three Pictures of you’, were reproduced in the catalogue.

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

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