Lot 180
  • 180

Robyn Denny

18,000 - 25,000 GBP
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  • Robyn Denny
  • Red Beat 5
  • signed and dated 58.; also signed, titled, dated 58 and inscribed on the reverse
  • oil on canvas
  • 50.5 by 61cm.; 20 by 24in.


Gimpel Fils, London, where acquired by R. H. Wethered, Esq., March 1958


London, Gimpel Fils, Paintings by Robyn Denny, April 1958, cat. no.8.

Catalogue Note

‘Here’s a young guy thinking about placement, arrangement, contrast and order, how to make limited means seem rich. Why have letters? Why have bits of the literal world? Why have collage? It’s not to re-do Cubism. It’s to get somewhere else, out of an appreciation of art history that seems rather constrained and into the milling excitement of now, the ideas, aims and beliefs of your own moment.’

(Matthew Collings, Don’t be Afraid: The Abstract Art of Robyn Denny, in Robyn Denny/Paintings/Collages/1954-1968, exhibition catalogue, Jonathan Clark Fine Art & Co., Laurent Delaye Gallery, London, 2007, (exh. cat.) unpaginated)