John Golding 1929-2012
T01857 CV 1973
Inscribed ‘Golding CV—73’ on reverse.
Acrylic on cotton duck, 84 x 120 (213.5 x 305).
Purchased from the Rowan Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1973.
Exh: Rowan Gallery, March–April 1974.
The following information was given to the compiler in two letters from the artist of 19 May and 18 July, 1974.
When he was preparing for his exhibition at the Holdsworth Fine Art Gallery in Sydney, Australia, in April 1974, the artist decided to be more ‘systematic’ about titling his paintings than hitherto, and finding that his work between 1970 and 1974 fell into three series, he gave each a code letter A, B and C, which was the most recent.
‘“CV” was painted in London [at Stockwell Depot, SW9] and is basically a work of the autumn of 1972; but I went back into it in 1973. There are nine paintings in the series and a couple of smaller spin-offs. I worked on them over a period of two years…