Peter PhillipsThe Entertainment Machine 1961

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Artwork details

Artist
Peter Phillips (born 1939)
Title
The Entertainment Machine
Date 1961
MediumOil paint on canvas on wood
Dimensionssupport: 1829 x 1829 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1976
Reference
T02025
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T02025 THE ENTERTAINMENT MACHINE 1961

Not inscribed
Oil on canvas and painted wood, 72×72 (183×183)
Purchased from the Peter Stuyvesant Foundation Ltd. (Publications Department Funds) 1975
Coll: Purchased by the Peter Stuyvesant Foundation Ltd. 1964
Exh: Young Contemporaries, R.B.A. Galleries, February 1962 (120); The New Generation, Whitechapel Art Gallery, March 1964 (31); Plymouth Museum Area 1967; Recent British Painting: Peter Stuyvesant Foundation Collection, Tate Gallery, November–December 1967 (96)

This catalogue entry is based on a letter (14 July 1976) and a conversation (4 May 1976) with Peter Phillips and has been approved by him.

Peter Phillips told the compiler (4 May 1976) that T02025 was painted in the spring of 1961 at the artist's studio, 58 Holland Park Road, London W.14. At this time he was a student at the Royal College of Art where he was particularly friendly with Ron Kitaj, David Hockney, Allen Jones and Derek Boshier; they, like him had all started at the Royal College in October 1959, were painting in the same studio area and took coffee together… (read more)

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