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Details & Cataloguing

Modern & Post-War British Art

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Alan Davie
1920-2014
DELICIOUS MORSEL FOR THE CROCODILE NO2
signed, dated Feb 1963 and 63, titled and inscribed on the reverse
oil on canvas
122 by 213.5cm.; 48 by 84in.
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Provenance

Private Collection, UK
Alan Wheatley Art, London, where acquired by the present owner

Exhibited

London, Alan Wheatley Art, Alan Davie: To Uncover the Hidden Unknown, 16th June - 22nd July 2011, cat. no.29, illustrated.

Literature

Alan Bowness (ed.), Alan Davie, Lund Humphries, London, 1967, cat. no.447;
Douglas Hall and Michael Tucker, Alan Davie, Lund Humphries, London, 1992, cat. no.511.

Catalogue Note

'Thus the artist must be a prophet; that is, one who utters that which is meaningful in a timeless sense, not out of reason or knowledge or the past, but out of the eternal NOW which is everlastingly fresh and wonderful' (Alan Davie, ‘Towards a New Definition of Art, Some Notes on (NOW) Painting’, Galerie Charles Lienhard, Zurich, 1960, quoted in Alan Bowness, Alan Davie, Lund Humphries, London, 1967).

Modern & Post-War British Art

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