Conroy Maddox Winter Criminal Term 1963

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Artist
Conroy Maddox 1912–2005
Title
Winter Criminal Term
Date 1963
Medium Gouache and printed paper on paper
Dimensions Support: 381 x 533 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Miss Pauline Drayson 1964
Reference
T00640
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Maddox is one of the most important figures in the history of British Surrealism. In the late 1930s he became a member of the British Surrealist Group and began to produce paintings drawing on his ‘dreams and obsessions and fears’.He wrote ‘this collage-painting was suggested by a number of events of a criminal nature... The works itself bears the form of bulletin board, and the design of the figure wearing the hats was, for instance, based on a photograph in a forgotten publication, of a murderer whose wardrobe contained some 300 hats’.

September 2004

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