Warren MackenzieUntitled 1951

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Artist
Warren Mackenzie (born 1924)
Title
Untitled
Date 1951
MediumScreenprint on paper
Dimensionsimage: 378 x 210 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the artist 1986
Reference
P02944
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Warren MacKenzie born 1924

P02944 Untitled1951

Screenprint 378 x 210 (14 7/8 x 8 1/4) on wove paper 506 x 279 (19 7/8 x 11); printed by the artist in an edition of 20
Inscribed ‘W.MacKenzie ‘51' below image b.r. and ‘6/20' below image b.l.
Presented by Warren MacKenzie 1986

The three works, P02942">P02942, P02943">P02943and P02944 were made by the artist for the Prints under £1exhibition at Robin Nance's shop, St Ives in December 1951 (see entries for Alix MacKenzie P11096">P11096, P11097">P11097and P11098">P11098). They are in the non-objective style that Warren MacKenzie adopted in 1945, showing the influence of Mondrian.

In a letter to the compiler postmarked 25 November 1987, MacKenzie wrote:

All of these prints were made at St Ives as the result of Peter Lanyon asking me to teach him to silk screen. He was looking for a process that did not need the elaborate presses etc. of etching and lithography. I knew silk screening from school and my army work and we set up a studio in the space above what was then the Leach Pottery showroom (now Janet Leach's studio)… (read more)

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