• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5529

    20th Century British Art

    31 March 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 155

    Malcolm Hughes (1920-1997)

    White and Aluminium

    Price Realised  

    Malcolm Hughes (1920-1997)
    White and Aluminium
    signed, inscribed and dated 'WHITE & ALUMINIUM 1967 MALCOLM HUGHES' (on the stretcher), signed, inscribed and dated again 'WHITE AND ALUMINIUM 1967/Malcolm Hughes' (on the backboard) and dated again '1967' (on the reverse)
    oil and aluminium on panel
    19 x 19 in. (48.3 x 48.3 cm.)


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    Malcolm Hughes was one of a small group of British artists who in the 1960s abandoned figurative painting to explore a form of abstraction rooted firmly in the tradition of the European constructivism. His own style, as an artist and group organiser, came clearly into view when he co-founded the Systems Group in 1969 with Jeffrey Steele.

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    Provenance

    with Axiom Gallery, London.