John Piper Construction 1934/1967

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Artist
John Piper 1903–1992
Title
Construction
Date 1934/1967
Medium Oil paint, zinc, wood, glass and dowelling on canvas on plywood
Dimensions Object: 1006 x 1159 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1968
Reference
T01026
Not on display

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Piper’s abstract works were made between 1934 and 1937, during the height of his involvement with the British avant-garde. At the time the British scene was heavily influenced by the works of continental artists, as was reflected in the magazine Axis on which Piper worked with his future wife Myfanwy Evans. Few of these works have survived; this one was dismantled, but was reconstructed by the artist in 1967, following a photograph and using some original elements.

May 2007

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