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    Sale 5390

    20th Century British Art

    7 October 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 230

    Derek Boshier (b. 1937)


    Price Realised  


    Derek Boshier (b. 1937)
    stamped 'DEREK BOSHIER/'STRIKE'/1964' (on the reverse)
    oil on canvas
    84 x 72 in. (204.6 x 182.9 cm.), shaped

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    with Robert Fraser Gallery, London.

    Saleroom Notice

    Please note the additional literature reference for this lot:
    B. Robertson, J. Russell and Lord Snowdon, Private View, 1965, p. 252, illustrated.

    The elements used in the present work derive from a barber's pole which Boshier kept in his studio. Bryan Robertson wrote 'Boshier is exploring the possibilities of the shaped canvas ... a three-dimensional thrust forward into space, which produces something half-way between painting and sculpture' (B. Robertson, J. Russell and Lord Snowdon, Private View, London, 1965, p. 252).