T03589 Fable 1982
Acrylic on canvas 77 × 77 (1956 × 1956)
Inscribed ‘Paul Huxley ↑77 × 77’ on reverse
Purchased from Juda Rowan Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1983
Exh: Paul Huxley, Recent Paintings, Juda Rowan Gallery, November–December 1982 (no catalogue)
The monochrome colours, shades of grey and black, are the same on both sides of the vertical division of the design, but are contrasted in the manner of painting. The left side is evenly painted throughout, but on the right hand side the edges of some of the rectangles are faintly repeated as blurred shapes in the background. This follows earlier paintings by Huxley in which one half of the design was painted in greys and the other coloured.
The Tate Gallery 1982-84: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1986