Michael Rothenstein In Between 1963

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Artist
Title
In Between
Date 1963
Medium Oil paint on wood
Dimensions Support: 381 x 515 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented anonymously 1966
Reference
T00889
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Michael Rothenstein 1908-1993

T00889 In Between 1963

Inscr. ‘ “In Between”/Rothenstein’ on back.
Painted wood and plywood relief, 15 x 20 (38 x 51).
Presented by an anonymous donor through the Hamilton Galleries 1966.
Exh. Hamilton Galleries, September–October 1966 (13).

The artist wrote (May 1967): This relief was first shown at the New Vision Gallery in 1963 (as “Two Circles”). Since then I took it to pieces and worked on it again. The version “In Between” was only shown at the Hamilton.

‘The two upright pieces of wood were originally used for the print (Circle and Crescent 1961)... but I found these wood fragments very compelling and so used them for this which I worked on for quite a long period.’

The artist was interested at the time in the relationship between the medium of the relief and the printer’s block.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1966–1967, London 1967.

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