Richard Smith Triangles 1978

Artwork details

Artist
Richard Smith born 1931
Title
Triangles
Date 1978
Medium Lithograph on papers and 4 metal paperclips
Dimensions Support: 705 x 905 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1980
Reference
P07401
Not on display

Catalogue entry

P07401 TRIANGLES 1978 [P07401-P07403; incomplete]

From ‘Two of a Kind, Three of a Kind’ All inscribed ‘R. Smith 78’ bottom right and 48/60’
Three lithographs with paper clips on folded sheets, printed by Ian Lawson and published by Bernard Jacobson, in range 27 3/4×30 1/2–27 3/4×35 5/8 (70.6×77.5–70.5× 90.5)
Purchased from Bernard Jacobson (Grant-in-Aid) 1980

Three from a set of fifteen, all in pairs or threes, all with two deep folds (P07401 is the only one with a single fold) secured with paper clips at the paper edges. The symmetrical images, rectangles, squares and triangles, are in pale colour washes with long dribbles to the bottom edge of the sheet accentuating their vertically.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984

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