• 20th Century British Art auction at Christies

    Sale 5886

    20th Century British Art

    16 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 166

    Nigel Hall (b. 1943)

    Drawing 477; and Drawing 243

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    Nigel Hall (b. 1943)
    Drawing 477; and Drawing 243
    signed, dated and numbered 'Nigel Hall/#477/85' (lower right); signed, dated and numbered 'Nigel Hall/#243/82' (lower right)
    pencil and gouache; charcoal
    22 x 30 in. (55.9 x 76.2 cm.); 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm.) (2)

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    Hall comments in an interview with Andrew Lambirth recorded for the British Library Sound Archive: 'The way I draw is fairly physical. Since the Sixties, I've incorporated charcoal with maybe pencil or gouache. But nearly always charcoal, which has for me a great physicality. But I don't make drawings towards sculpture, I make drawings as ends in themselves. And they exist in their own space, which isn't the same space that the sculpture exists in' (A. Lambirth, Nigel Hall, Sculpture and works on Paper, London, 2008, p. 30).

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