Autolithograph printed in colours, on machine-made lithographic cartridge paper
Signed in pencil lower right.
Laid onto acid free card and mounts. Framed in contemporary black aluminium frame and glazed with museum standard UV protected glass.
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.
Image: 610 x 458 mm
Complete: 875 x 690 mm
WHY BUY ME?
John Piper (1923 – 1992) was one of the most versatile and interesting British artists of the 20th-century. Best known for his work during WWII, he 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!
Acknowledged for his depictions of the destructive force of the Second World War, this John Piper Abstract Composition 1936 Colour Lithograph is one of only six. Moreover, it represents some of Piper’s earliest and rarest works. Indeed, Piper’s abstract work is limited as he found his truest expression in his portrayals of bombed buildings.
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