The ICA presented a solo exhibition of recent work by the painter Peter Halley in 1989 (an exhibition also shown at institutions in Krefeld, Saint-Etienne and Naples, and at Sonnabend Gallery, New York).
Peter Halley has created a new painting especially for the ICA's 60th anniversary auction, entitled Blue Prison, 2008. Since the early eighties Halley's geometric paintings have been engaged in a play of relationships between what he calls "prisons" and "cells" – icons that reflect the rationalisation and control of social space and daily life. The works are rendered in glowing industrial colours, and employ modern materials such as day-glo acrylic.
Colour: The colours are fairly accurate in the catalogue illustration, although the overall tonality is slightly brighter and more vibrant with the yellow tending towards acid green in the original.
Condition: This work is in very good condition.
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