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An image of Relief construction in white, black, maroon and ochre by Victor Pasmore

Victor Pasmore

(England 03 Dec 1908 – 23 Jan 1998)

Title
Relief construction in white, black, maroon and ochre
Other titles:
Abstract in white, black, maroon and ochre
Year
1956-1957
1961
Media category
Mixed media painting
Materials used
ochre and synthetic polymer paint on wood
Dimensions

68.5 x 73.5 cm board; 104.0 x 104.0 cm backboard; 108.5 x 108.5 x 12.5 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed c. verso frame, black paint "VP". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1967
Accession number
OB2.1967
Copyright
© Estate of the Artist, courtesy Marlborough Fine Art, London
Location
Not on display
Further information

'Relief construction in white, black, maroon and ochre' is from a series of reliefs made between 1954-58. Pasmore made the original rough model for this work in 1956-57 but it was not made up until just before the 1961 New London Gallery exhibition. Early reliefs were made by Pasmore himself but later works were made by a joiner, working from a maquette and then painted by Pasmore.

This series was begun at a time when Pasmore was collaborating with architects in the design of housing for the south west area of the new town of Peterlee, County Durham. Works from this period can be related to the town's plans and show early architectural concerns, which later became fluid town-planning.

Provenance (2)

K.A. Wood, Mar 1961-24 Feb 1967, Purchased by the AGNSW from KA Wood 1967. Purchased by KA Wood from the New London Gallery, March 1961, on loan to AGNSW from March 1961.

New London Gallery, Mar 1961, London/England

Bibliography (8)

Sir Alan Bowness and Luigi Lambertini, Victor Pasmore: with a catalogue raisonne of the paintings, constructions and graphics, 1926-1979, London, 1980, 104 (illus.). cat.no. 197 as 'Abstract in white, black, maroon and ochre'

Ronald Davey, Victor Pasmore 1958-1960, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1960, (illus.). pl. 12

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 146 (illus.).

New London Gallery, Recent paintings and constructions by Victor Pasmore, London, 1961. cat.no. 26

Tate Britain, Victor Pasmore retrospective exhibition 1925-1965, London, 1965, (illus.). pl. 45, cat.no. 129

Peter Tomory and Anne Kirker, British painting 1800-1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 144. cat.no. 1714

Editor Unknown (Editor), 1967 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1967. cat.no. 49

Editor Unknown (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 59 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (2)

Recent paintings and constructions by Victor Pasmore, New London Gallery, London, Mar 1961–Mar 1961

Victor Pasmore Retrospective Exhibition 1925-65, Tate Britain, England, 14 May 1965–27 Jun 1965