• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5886

    20th Century British Art

    16 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 137

    John Hoyland, R.A. (b. 1934)

    Palindrome

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    John Hoyland, R.A. (b. 1934)
    Palindrome
    signed and dated 'John Hoyland 16.6.75' (on the canvas-overlap), signed again 'HOYLAND' (on the canvas-overlap) and dated again '16.6.75' (on the canvas-overlap)
    acrylic on canvas
    90 x 80 in. (228.6 x 123.2 cm.)


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    'In all the paintings of this period in the late 1970s, the forms, colours and textures concentrate into rich patterns of overlap and interplay, piling up and pressing against each other, now tense, now relaxed, in a curbed turbulence that affects the eye like a complex visual music, now a rich chord, now a dissonance, now harmonic, now discordant' (See M. Gooding, John Hoyland, London, 1990, p. 18).

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    Provenance

    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 25 May 1994, lot 122.