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    Sale 5883

    20th Century British Art including The Olga Davenport Collection

    25 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 174

    Colin Self (b. 1941)

    Peacock

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Colin Self (b. 1941)
    Peacock
    signed and dated 'Colin Self 13th April 1971' (on the reverse)
    charcoal
    8½ x 11½ in. (21.6 x 29.2 cm.)


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    The present work was drawn when Self taught at the Norwich School of Art. A similiar work is the British Council collection. It is reminiscent of Peacock and White Peacock from the Power and Beauty Suite, 1968. Some of the images from the series were taken from a series of magazines entitled Hutchinson's Animals of All Countries. 'He [Self] explained that in the Power and Beauty suite he aimed to: "present in an immediate way part of the imagery about which I work and am motivated ..."' (see Exhibition catalogue, Colin Self Art in the Nuclear Age, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, 2008, p. 78).

    We are very grateful to Colin Self for his assistance cataloguing this lot.

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    Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner.