John Piper [title not known] 1972

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Artist
John Piper 1903–1992
Title
[title not known]
Date 1972
Medium Screenprint on paper
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Rose and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1975
Reference
P05051
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John Piper designed the sets for the first staging of the opera Death in Venice in 1973. The opera was based on the novella by Thomas Mann and was the work of British composer Benjamin Britten with Myfanwy Piper, who wrote the libretto.Piper’s sets used narrow revolving panels painted with details of Venetian architecture. This screenprint is from a portfolio of eight based on the sketches he made for the set designs.

May 2007

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