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The following six works by John Minton were produced as designs for the 12 panel mural which the artist was to create for the Bank of South America’s new London headquarters, commissioned by Sir Hugh Casson. Minton began work on the commission in December 1956 and the pieces were intended to display South American history and culture. When he accepted, Frances Spalding notes 'parcels of leaflets and pamphlets on Rio arrived from the Brazilian Embassy. Minton immediately began making gouache designs on a small scale and asked Bobby Hunt to act as his assistant' (F. Spalding, John Minton: Dance till the Stars Come Down, Aldershot, 2005, pp. 227-228). However, the final mural was never realised. Minton died in early 1957.
F. Spalding, John Minton: Dance till the Stars Come Down, Aldershot, 2005, pp. 227-228.