Catalogue entry

E.L.T. Mesens 1903-1971

T01102 Thème de Ballet (Ballet Theme) 1960

Inscribed 'Mesens | 29/1960' b.r., and 'EM' (four times) and "THÈME DE BALLET". | E.L.T. Mesens | No. 29 | 1960.' on the back
Collage of corrugated paper, pieces of broken knitting needles, etc., on card, 8 5/8 x 11 5/8 (22 x 29.5)
Purchased from the Grosvenor Gallery (Knapping Fund) 1969
Prov: With Grosvenor Gallery, London (purchased from the artist)
Exh: Mesens, Grosvenor Gallery, London, February 1961 (21)
Repr: Apollo, LXXIII, 1961, p.50

Mesens said in November 1970 that this was his twenty-ninth work made in 1960. He described it simply as a fantasy.

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.508, reproduced p.508