• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5886

    20th Century British Art

    16 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 157

    Anthony Green, R.A. (b. 1939)

    The Only Child, Embassy Lodge

    Price Realised  

    Anthony Green, R.A. (b. 1939)
    The Only Child, Embassy Lodge
    signed and dated 'Anthony Green '91' (lower right), signed and dated again twice 'Anthony Green/91/Anthony Green/91' (on the reverse), signed again, inscribed and dated again 'THE ONLY CHILD/EMBASSY LODGE/OCT/NOV/DEC/90/JAN 91/ Anthony Green' (on the backboard)
    oil on board, shaped
    80 x 90 in. (203.2 x 228.6 cm.)


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    Green studied at the Slade (1956-1960). His first solo exhibition was held in 1962 at the Juda Rowan Gallery and he has since exhibited in many major and group shows worldwide, including retrospectives at the Royal Academy of Arts (1978) and in Japan (1987-88).
    Green's work chronicles his family and domestic life. His work is often painted on irregular-shaped supports and shaped into segments to reflect his interest in the workings of the human mind and the relation between memory and vision. Green considers that the pictures in his mind have no edges and therefore cannot be contained within a rectangular form.

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    with Piccadilly Gallery, London.