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    Sale 5324

    Post War & Contemporary Art

    13 December 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 184

    Tim Head (b. 1946)

    Nuclear Velvet

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    Tim Head (b. 1946)
    Nuclear Velvet
    signed, insrcibed and dated ''NUCLEAR VELVET' Tim Head 89' (on the overlap)
    acrylic on canvas
    78 x 96in. (198 x 234.8cm.)
    Painted in 1989

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    Nicola Jacobs Gallery, London.

    Pre-Lot Text

    Nuclear Velvet is one of a group of paintings made between 1989-90 that take as their source material the artificial patterns and textures that are applied as a synthetic skin to various commercial products.
    Often these computerised surfaces mimic natural forms and materials.

    Tim Head in a conversation with Christie's Specialists, October 2007


    London, Nicola Jacobs Gallery, 1990.