Colin SelfCorvette Engine and Model 1965

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Artist
Colin Self (born 1941)
Title
Corvette Engine and Model
Date 1965
MediumGraphite and crayon on card
Dimensionsunconfirmed: 562 x 391 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1972
Reference
T01580
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Colin Self b.1941

T01580 Corvette Engine and Model 1965

Inscribed ‘Colin Self 16–May ‘65’ b.l.
Pencil and crayon on card, 22 1/16x 15 5/16 (56.1 x 39).
Purchased from Lambeth Arts Limited (Gytha Trust) 1972.
Coll: Mark Glazebrook; Lambeth Arts Limited.
Exh: Piccadilly Gallery, November–December 1965 (4, repr.).

The artist wrote (letter of 4 June 1974): ‘The drawing “Corvette Engine and Model” was made either very early or in spring 1965 when my wife Margaret, daughter Jacqueline and I lived in Tivoli Road, Hornsey, London. I used mainly the sitting room to draw in... I sat in the front bay window with the drawing board resting on the window shelf, listening to either Wimbledon tennis, cricket or Radio London on the radio, occasionally looking up the road directly opposite us, watching people coming and going and especially feeling the changes of light through the day, twilight of a clear day after hard but relatively relaxed drawing being a favourite time… (read more)

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