Oasis 1973 signed 'Cecil King' (lower right) mixed media 22.5 x 27.5 cm. (9 x 10 3/4 in.)
PROVENANCE: With David Hendriks Gallery, Dublin, February 1974, where purchased by Dr Nelson Private Collection, U.K.
Cecil King was an Irish abstract-minimalist painter, largely self-taught. While he began painting in an expressionist style, his mature works have a distinctive minimalist formality and, as in the present example, often involve clean blocks of even colour cleaved at an acute angle. A major retrospective of his work was held in the Irish Museum of Modern Art in February 2008.