John Piper
Beach with Starfish c.1933–4

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John Piper 1903–1992
Beach with Starfish
Date c.1933–4
Medium Gouache, printed paper and ink on paper
Dimensions Support: 380 x 485 mm
frame: 598 x 694 x 18 mm
Acquisition Presented by Lady (Charlotte) Bonham Carter 1988
Not on display

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As well as his abstract work, Piper’s early works include collages such as this one. Though influenced by the works of Braque and Picasso in the technique he used, Piper tended to take the British landscape, often a seaside scene, as his subject. In this case, the scene is the Seven Sisters cliffs near Eastbourne, and the newsprint is taken from the New Statesman, for which Piper wrote a number of articles at this time.

May 2007

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