JOHN HOYLAND, R.A. | 7.10.67
JOHN HOYLAND, R.A.
signed twice, titled, dated 7.10.67 and inscribed on the canvas overlap
acrylic on canvas
213.5 by 45cm.; 84 by 17¾in.
The canvas is original. The canvas undulates very slightly in places. There is a very faint, historic and small push towards the upper right corner with a further more minor possible instance to the top of the orange segment. There is a tiny area of very fine lines of craquelure to the red vertical strips in the lower right quadrant, only visible upon extremely close inspection. There may be one or two flattened impasto tips and a few possible specks of loss to the right edge of the orange element. There are a few instances of spots of staining, flecks of surface matter and studio detritus, and light surface dirt to the work. This excepting, the work appears in very good overall condition.
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The work is held in a painted wooden frame.
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Waddington Galleries, London, where acquired by Colin St. John and Muriel Wilson
'I would like to make archetypal images of wholeness and have tried to broaden my work over the years, to stretch abstraction, giving it a human face, incorporating the radiance of Matisse and Rothko…' (John Hoyland, Invisible Artist or Performing Bear, from a talk first given at Tate, London in 1994, and again in 2005 in Mauritius)
The Hoyland Estate are currently preparing the forthcoming catalogue raisonné of the Artist’s work and would like to hear from owners of any work by the Artist so that these can be included in this comprehensive catalogue. Please write to The Hoyland Estate, c/o Sotheby’s Modern & Post-War British Art, London, W1A 2AA or email firstname.lastname@example.org.