Anton Heyboer

Maria

1978

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Anton Heyboer 1924–2005
Medium
Oil paint and etching on paper
Dimensions
Support: 648 × 994 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Purchased 1981
Reference
P07531

Catalogue entry

P07531 MARIA 1962

Inscribed ‘Anton Heyboer 1962’ bottom right and ‘MARIA’ and ‘4/9’
Two-sheet etching with paint, printed by the artist, overall size 39 3/4×47 7/8 (101.3× 121.3)
Purchased from Galerie Espace, Amsterdam (Grant-in-Aid) 1981

Three unique prints [P07531, P07532 and P07533] from industrial zinc sheets made with colours mixed from soil, lead oxide (for red) and raw oil. Heyboer uses a tar ground and draws through it or scratches directly into the plate. He often adds paint, finger prints and small stamp impressions to the printed image. His imagery includes symbols and ideograms of his extraordinary life - he lives with four women in his own rural community.

Published in:
The Tate Gallery 1980-82: Illustrated Catalogue of Acquisitions, London 1984

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