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Peter Lanyon
1918-1964
NORTH COAST, 1952
twice signed and dated 52
watercolour, gouache, black crayon and charcoal
41 by 54cm.; 16 by 21½in.
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Provenance

Sheviok Gallery, Cornwall
Sale, Christie's London, 8th June 1990, lot 354, where acquired by the present owner

Catalogue Note

'The abstract painter submits himself entirely to the un-known… he is like a man swinging out into the void; his only props his colours, his shapes and their space-creating powers. Can he construct with these means a barque capable of carrying not only himself to some further shore, but, with the aid of others, a whole flotilla which may be seen, eventually, as having been carrying humanity forward to their unknown destination?'

Roger Hilton, artist’s statement, published in Lawrence Alloway’s Nine Abstract Artists 1954

We are grateful to Martin Lanyon for his kind assistance with the cataloguing of the present work and lot 5.

Abstraction

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