Lot 110
  • 110

Peter Halley

15,000 - 20,000 GBP
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  • Peter Halley
  • Blue Prison
  • signed twice and dated 2008 on the reverse

  • acrylic, day-glo acrylic and roll-a-tex on canvas
  • 76.2 by 76.2cm.; 30 by 30in.

Catalogue Note

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.