Richard Smith Tailspin 1965

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Artwork details

Artist
Richard Smith born 1931
Title
Tailspin
Date 1965
Medium Acrylic paint on wood
Dimensions Support: 1200 x 2127 x 902 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1966
Reference
T00822
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Richard Smith 1931

T00822 Tailspin 1965

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Acrylic on wood, 47¼ x 83½ x 35½ (120 x 212.5 x 90).
Purchased from the artist through Kasmin Ltd. (Grant- in-Aid) 1966.
Exh: Green Gallery, New York, 1965 (? unnumbered); Premio Intemacional cli Telia, Instituto Torcuato di Telia, Buenos Aires, September–October 1965 (unnumbered, repr.); Venice Biennale, 1966 (British Pavilion 30, repr. in illustrated catalogue).

There is another work of the same year, ‘Spread’, which is similar in shape but different in colour and slightly larger.

Published in The Tate Gallery Report 1965–1966, London 1967.

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