Adrian Heath (British, 1920-1992) Untitled 127 x 101.7 cm. (50 x 40 in.) (unframed)
Lot 69ARW
Adrian Heath (British, 1920-1992) Untitled 127 x 101.7 cm. (50 x 40 in.) (unframed)
£25,000 - 35,000
US$ 42,000 - 59,000
Lot Details
Adrian Heath (British, 1920-1992)
oil on canvas
127 x 101.7 cm. (50 x 40 in.)


    The artist's estate, where acquired by the present owner

    "Alterations are frequent, shapes amalgamate or divide, new colours are superimposed or old ones intensified. These alterations are caused by the reaction of the painter to the physical aspect of his work, and to the demands that they seem to make as well as to the mood that they create within him. It is the ability to develop and finally unite both mood and structure that gives to that work its meaning and identity." (Adrian Heath, Introduction to Statements Exhibition, I.C.A., 1956, quoted in Adrian Heath, Recent Paintings, Hanover Gallery, London, 1959).

    Stylistically the present work can be probably dated towards the start of the 1960s, a time when Heath's work was at its most sensuous. At this point he was finding inspiration in the work of the America Abstract elite, in particular De Kooning, Gorkey and Motherwell though his interest in gesture and movement stems from artists he admired from childhood such as John Singer Sargent and Ambrose McEvoy.
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