Martin NaylorStudy for 'Discarded Sweater' 1973

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Artist
Martin Naylor (born 1944)
Title
Study for 'Discarded Sweater'
Date 1973
MediumGraphite, ink and acrylic on paper mounted onto board
Dimensionsunconfirmed: 295 x 380 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1997
Reference
T07307
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Summary

This is one of a group of eight working drawings (Tate Gallery T07304-11) for Discarded Sweater (1973, Tate Gallery T07275). The sketches show, variously, the sweater with and without a cut-out square patch, and the added elements of the frame and the post. Jeremy Lewison, in his essay for the 1986 Arts Council show (p.31), writes that Naylor's art 'is created out of the agony of the relationship which he wishes to terminate. In this respect he is both supplicant and saint, tormentor and martyr'. This comment would seem to be supported by the artist's pencil notations on the sketches. On one sketch he writes: 'Ruthless abandonment, Shedding skins, Discard as with unwanted friends or lovers'; on another: 'personal clothing metaphor, An old sweater My sweater'… (read more)

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