- Sandra Blow 1925–2006
- Oil paint on hardboard
- Support: 1518 × 1226 mm
frame: 1552 × 1242 × 65 mm
- Purchased 1960
T00355 SPACE AND MATTER 1959
Inscr. ‘Sandra Blow’ on back of board.
Oil on hardboard, 59 3/4×48 3/4 (152×122·5).
Purchased from the artist (Grant-in-Aid) 1960.
Exh: Women's International Art Club, April 1960 (21), as ‘Painting’; The British Guggenheim Award Paintings 1960, R.W.S. Galleries, April–May 1960 (3);
Repr: Exh. cat. Gimpel Fils, April–May 1960 (10 as ‘Composition’, but not exhibited).
Begun in Hertfordshire in the summer of 1959 and finished in London some months later. The artist told the compiler (13 August 1960) that she used a liquid cement on the board and, while this was wet, applied chaff and other substances and then used charcoal and thin glazes of oil paint to produce the desired effect.
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I