Jack SmithBlack, White and Grey Movement No. 2 1962

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Artist
Jack Smith (1928‑2011)
Title
Black, White and Grey Movement No. 2
Date 1962
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionssupport: 1067 x 1067 mm frame: 1190 x 1190 x 69 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1963
Reference
T00570
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T00570 BLACK, WHITE AND GREY MOVEMENT NO.2 1962

Inscr. ‘Jack Smith 1962 Black, White & Grey Movement. (No.2)’ on back of canvas.
Canvas, 42×42 (107×107).
Purchased from the artist through the Matthiesen Gallery (Knapping Fund) 1963.
Exh: Matthiesen Gallery, February–March 1963 (13, repr.).
Repr: Arts Review, XV, No.3, 23 February–9 March 1963, p.6.

A development from the ‘Black, White and Grey Movement (No.1)’ painting at the Catherine Viviano Gallery, New York, which ‘is of a more obvious figurative content’ than the Tate picture (letter from the artist, 5 April 1963). The artist also remarked that the second version ‘is much more concerned with a form of musical movement. The word “Movement” in the title has a double meaning, one denoting movement of forms and the other having a musical connotation’. And for the catalogue of his 1963 exhibition the artist wrote a short introduction in which he said, ‘The closer a painting is to a diagram or graph the nearer it is to my intention… (read more)

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