Frank Bowling, R.A. (b. 1936)
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Frank Bowling, R.A. (b. 1936)

Turkey Wattles

Details
Frank Bowling, R.A. (b. 1936)
Turkey Wattles
signed, inscribed and dated '"TURKEY WATTLES"/FROM MRS SCOTT/FRANK BOWLING/1980' (on the backboard)
acrylic on canvas
54 3/8 x 18 in. (138.2 x 45.7 cm.)
Painted in 1980.
Provenance
Anthony Caro.
FUBA Collection, South Africa.
Purchased from the above by the present owner's parents in 1999, and by descent.
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Lot Essay

Bowling’s paintings of the late 1970s and early 1980s ‘invoke the landscape art of those major English artists of the 17th and 18th centuries, and, beyond them, the whole rich tradition of European painterly engagement with land, sea, cloud and sky … they certainly have the look of a pale Turner sunrise … the pink skies of Tiepolo … and clotted light of Redon … These associations are not arbitrary, for the simple truth is that we see in these works the beginnings of Bowling’s painterly re-engagement with European painting and its traditional subject matter, albeit in a highly original, even idiosyncratic, manner’
(see M. Gooding, Frank Bowling, London, 2015, pp. 87-88).

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