Derek HirstKyoto No. 1 1972-3

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Derek Hirst (1930‑2006)
Kyoto No. 1
Date 1972-3
MediumInk and Letratone on paper
Dimensionssupport: 759 x 565 mm
Acquisition Purchased 1973
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Derek Hirst 1930-2006

T01809–T01814 Kyoto 1972–73

T01809 Kyoto No.1

Inscribed ‘Derek Hirst 72/73’ b.r.
Ink, Letratone, on paper, 29¿ x 22 1/16 (75.9x 56).
Watermark ‘T. H. SAUNDERS, ENGLAND’.

The following entry is compiled from notes made during a discussion with the artist on 28 February 1974.

The ‘Kyoto’ drawings are the third series of drawings the artist has made, all of which are related in as much as they are not preparatory drawings for paintings, but ‘drawings parallel to paintings’, each one existing in its own right, or read as part of a set. The first series is ‘Interior with 2 Chairs’ (I-IV, 1967) and the second ‘Barcelona’ (I-V, 1969).

The artist has called the ‘Kyoto’ drawings ‘Night Pieces’ since they were initially begun for therapeutic reasons to combat his insomnia. He likened them for this reason to J. S… (read more)

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