John WalkerUntitled 1974

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Artist
John Walker (born 1939)
Title
Untitled
Date 1974
MediumAcrylic paint and chalk on paper
Dimensionssupport: 1003 x 708 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1974
Reference
T01936
Not on display

Catalogue entry

T01936 UNTITLED 1974

Inscribed ‘Walker 1974’ b.r.
Acrylic on paper with chalk overdrawing, 39 1/2×27 7/8 (100.2×70.7)
Purchased from Nigel Greenwood Inc. Ltd (Grant-in-Aid) 1974

These two drawings [T01936 and T01937] were made on the same day in New York in 1974. They are part of a series in the sense that they were made as studies from paintings which the artist had been working on at the time (the Juggernaut paintings). It was, and has continued to be, part of John Walker's practice to draw direct from his paintings as this enabled him ‘to see them more accurately’. The artist has expressed his need to draw from a painting, both during and after its making: ‘I don't want to let it go away until I know what I've got... So I tend to draw a lot after the painting, after the painting's finished’ (Studio International, CLXXXIII 1972, p.247)… (read more)

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