ALAN DAVIE, R.A. (1920-2014)

Creation of Eve

Details
ALAN DAVIE, R.A. (1920-2014)
Creation of Eve
signed twice and dated twice 'Alan Davie 57/Alan Davie 57' (on the reverse), inscribed 'CREATION OF EVE' (on the stretcher)
oil on canvas
69 x 96 in. (175.2 x 243.9 cm.)
Painted in 1957.
This work is recorded as Opus 0.199.
Provenance
with Gimpel Fils, London.
Purchased at the 2004 exhibition by Robert Devereux.
His sale; Sotheby's, London, 3 November 2010, lot 33.
with Alan Wheatley, London, where purchased by the present owner.
Literature
A. Bowness (ed.), Alan Davie, London, 1967, n.p., no. 157, pl. 41.
D. Hall and M. Tucker, Alan Davie, London, 1992, p. 172, no. 199.
Exhibition catalogue, Alan Davie 1950-2000: Schilderijen Paintings, Amstelveen, Cobra Museum of Modern Art, 2001, p. 21, exhibition not numbered, illustrated.
Exhibition catalogue, The Challenge of Post-War Painting, London, James Hyman Fine Art, 2004, pp. 40-41, no. 10, illustrated.
E. Clayton and H. Little (eds.), exhibition catalogue, Alan Davie & David Hockney: Early Works, Wakefield, The Hepworth Wakefield, 2019, p. 23, exhibition not numbered, illustrated.
J. Alison (ed.), exhibition catalogue, Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain, London, Barbican Art Gallery, 2022, pp. 104-105, 335, exhibition not numbered, illustrated.
Exhibition
Wakefield, City Art Gallery, Alan Davie: In Retrospect, March 1958, no. 49: this exhibition travelled to Nottingham, University Art Gallery, April - May 1958; London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, June - August 1958; and Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, September - October 1958.
London, Gimpel Fils, Alan Davie: Major Works of the Fifties, January - February 1987, no. 13.
Glasgow, McLellan Galleries, Solo: The Alan Davie Retrospective, January - March 1992, no. 22: this exhibition travelled to Bristol, Royal West of England Academy, September - October 1992.
Amstelveen, Cobra Museum of Modern Art, Alan Davie 1950-2000: Schilderijen Paintings, September - November 2001, exhibition not numbered.
London, James Hyman Fine Art, The Challenge of Post-War Painting, June - September 2004, no. 10.
Wakefield, The Hepworth Wakefield, Alan Davie & David Hockney: Early Works, October 2019 - January 2020, exhibition not numbered.
London, Barbican Art Gallery, Postwar Modern: New Art in Britain, March - June 2022, exhibition not numbered.

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