Denzil Forrester

Three Wicked Men

1982

Not on display
Artist
Denzil Forrester born 1956
Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Unconfirmed: 2740 x 3700 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented anonymously 2017
Reference
T14746

Online caption

Forrester grew up in Grenada before moving to Britain at the age of ten. Three Wicked Men was made while Forrester was a student at the Royal College of Art. The painting captures the dynamic energy of the London reggae and dub nightclub scene of the early 1980s where Forrester sketched people as they danced. He also portrayed racial and social injustices, prompted by the death in police custody of his friend Winston Rose.

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