Henryk Stazewski White-Black Relief No. 6 1962

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Artwork details

Artist
Henryk Stazewski 1894–1988
Title
White-Black Relief No. 6
Biato - Czarny relief
Date 1962
Medium Oil paint on wood
Dimensions Support: 378 x 375 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1963
Reference
T00576
Not on display

Catalogue entry

Henryk 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.'

Published in:
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

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