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Peter Halley
B. 1953
THE MISSION
signed twice and dated 99 on the reverse
acrylic, fluorescent acrylic, metallic acrylic, pearlescent acrylic and Roll-a-Tex on two attached canvases
overall: 214 by 165 cm. 84 1/4 by 65 in.
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Provenance

Sandra Gering Inc, New York (acquired directly from the artist)
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Description

“The word ‘emotional’ is a little strong for me because it implies too many traditional things, but my work is about subjective reactions. Even though the elements that I use don’t change too much from year to year, at different times the work can still have a very emotional feeling. A year or two ago my work was very quiet and still and static and many of the colours were dark or almost monochromatic. But over the last year and a half somehow my emotional response in the work changed. I see the newer work as much more humoristic, or Pop" (Peter Halley cited in: Giancarlo Politi, ‘Peter Halley’, Flash Art, January/February 1990, p. 85).

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