Frank Roth Jodrell Bank 1964

Artwork details

Artist
Frank Roth born 1936
Title
Jodrell Bank
Date 1964
Medium Oil paint and acrylic paint on canvas
Dimensions Unconfirmed: 1727 x 1727 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Romie Shapiro 1965
Reference
T00748
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Frank Roth born 1936

T00748 Jodrell Bank 1964

Inscribed 'Frank Roth' b.l. and 'Jodrell BANK | March 1964 | Frank Roth' on back of canvas
Liquitex acrylic, shellac and oil on canvas, 68 1/4 x 68 (173 x 172.5)
Presented by Romie Shapiro 1965
Prov: Romie Shapiro, New York (purchased from the artist)
Exh: Frank Roth, Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York, October-November 1964 (no catalogue); Frank Roth, Hamilton Galleries, London, April 1965 (7)
Repr: Arts, XXXIX, December 1964, p.71; Studio International, CLXIX, 1965, p.25

The artist wrote (n.d., November 1965): 'I had never heard of Jodrell Bank [the famous radio telescope at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire] until my painting was completed. I was showing the painting to a friend, and he remarked that the painting looked like a photograph in that day's New York Times. He showed me the photograph, which I liked and it resembled my painting and I liked the name, so that is how the title came about.'

Published in:
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, pp.656-7, reproduced p.656

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