- Henryk Stazewski 1894–1988
- Original title
- Biato - Czarny relief
- Oil paint on wood
- Support: 378 x 375 mm
- Purchased 1963
Catalogue entryHenryk Stazewski born 1894 [- 1988]
T00576 White-Black Relief No.6 1962
Inscribed on back 'H. Stazewski'
Oil on wood, 14 7/8 x 14 3/4 x 2 1/4 (38 x 37.5 x 5.7)
Purchased from the artist through the Grabowski Gallery (Grant-in-Aid) 1963
Exh: Reliefs and Collages by Henryk Stazewski, Grabowski Gallery, London, March-April 1963 (4, repr. on cover)
Lit: Hanna Ptaszkowska-Krasinska, Henryk Stazewski (Warsaw 1965), 16th plate; exh. catalogue Henryk Stazewski, Osrodek Propagandy Sztuki, Lodz, July-August 1974, n.p. (not in exhibition)
The artist wrote (15 June 1969) that this relief was the sixth made in 1962. 'It belongs to the period of my white and black reliefs made in the years 1959-64. In 1964 I turned to making reliefs in metal (aluminium, copper). Since 1968 I have been preoccupied exclusively with the problems of colour and I now make reliefs painted with acrylic.'
Ronald Alley, Catalogue of the Tate Gallery's Collection of Modern Art other than Works by British Artists, Tate Gallery and Sotheby Parke-Bernet, London 1981, p.705, reproduced p.705