Richard Smith b. 1931
P07220-P07229 LOGO 1970–1971
Ten vacuum-formed screen prints, each 23¿ x 19¿ x (60 x 50 x4).
Purchased from the Waddington Galleries (Winifred Evans Fund and Gytha Trust) 1972.
P07223 D. Beige
Inscribed ‘32/75 R. Smith 71’ b.l.
The following information is based on a conversation with the artist in July 1972.
The formal ideas for the LOGO vacuum-formed prints originated in 1969, although they were not published until 1971. The artist did three paintings on the same lines, but with a total of eight in mind, in Italy in the summer of 1969 for the Galleria dell Ariete, Milan. (Two of them still remain in its collection). Three of the prints repeat the same format as the original paintings…