Gwyther Irwin Parade 1961

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Artwork details

Artist
Gwyther Irwin 1931–2008
Title
Parade
Date 1961
Medium Printed papers on paper
Dimensions Support: 1226 x 762 mm
frame: 1324 x 873 x 45 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1962
Reference
T00478
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T00478 PARADE 1961
 
Inscr. ‘Irwin’ b.r.
Paper collage, 48 1/4×30 (122·5×76).
Purchased from Gimpel Fils (Grant-in-Aid) 1962.
Exh: Gimpel Fils, January 1962 (3, repr. p.6).

The artist wrote (4 March 1962) that ‘Parade’ was the last picture completed before his exhibition at Gimpel Fils. The technique consists of tearing old posters into strips and pasting them face downwards on white paper. He added (13 March 1962): ‘I collect my material from a waste paper mill, which has about 200 tons of crutty paper to offer.’

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

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