John Piper (1903 – 1992)
Autolithograph printed in colours, on machine-made lithographic cartridge paper.
One of a very small number of impressions signed in pencil, published by Contemporary Lithographs Ltd (printed in red) and printed by Curwen Press, London.
Signed in pencil lower right.
Laid onto acid free card and mounts. Framed in contemporary black aluminium frame and glazed with UV protected glass. Museum standard.
Image: 610 x 458 mm
Complete: 875 x 690 mm
WHY BUY ME?
John Piper was one of the most versatile and interesting British artists of the 20th century and was at the cutting edge of many elements of the British art scene. A friend of John Betjeman and contemporary of Henry Moore, Graham Sutherland, Paul Nash and Ben Nicholson; his work spanned paintings, prints, ceramics, stained glass, fabric design, theatrical set design and even the choreography for firework displays!
This Abstract is one of a version of only 6 and respresents one of Piper’s earliest and rarest works. His Abstract work is limited as he quickly moved on to became interested in the built environment. He is more commonly known for his portrayal of bombed buildings and architectural depictions of cathedrals and other important buildings.
You are in good company as the British Museum, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum are also proud owners.
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