John LathamFull Stop 1961

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Artist
John Latham (1921‑ 2006)
Title
Full Stop
Date 1961
MediumAcrylic paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 3015 x 2580 x 40 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Nicholas Logsdail and Lisson Gallery, London 2005
Reference
T11968
Not on display

Summary

Full Stop is a monumental painting comprising a large circular black spot in the approximate centre of an unprimed canvas. The spot was created by repeated action with a spray gun, its curve delineated using weighted sheets of newspaper cut to the correct shape and, as a result, traces of rectangular forms are faintly visible outside the circumference. The circle’s edges are blurred, particularly on the left side where a sprinkling of tiny and slightly larger dots emerge from the dense black of the large spot… (read more)

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