Adrian Ryan

Flowers on a Chair

1958

Artist
Adrian Ryan 1920–1998
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Support: 610 x 432 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1958
Reference
T00195

Not on display

Display caption

Frank Lloyd Wright’s striking spiral design for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York was completed in 1959, and soon became a controversial icon of contemporary architecture. Hamilton came across some coloured postcards of the building which seemed to alter its character significantly, and embarked on his own series of variations on the theme. This work belongs to a sequence of six large reliefs, each using different colours. Its title refers to the use of pink, cream and green, associated by the artist with Neapolitan ice cream.

Gallery label, September 2016

Catalogue entry

T00195 FLOWERS ON A CHAIR 1958

Inscr. ‘Ryan’ b.l.
Canvas, 24×17 (61×43).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1958.
Exh: R.A., 1958 (93).

The artist wrote (13 July 1958) that this picture was painted in February 1958.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, II

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