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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