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ALAN DAVIE (BRITISH, B. 1920)
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ALAN DAVIE (BRITISH, B. 1920)

Dragon Hook

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ALAN DAVIE (BRITISH, B. 1920)
Dragon Hook
signed and dated 'Alan Davie/JAN 63'; further dated and titled 'DRAGON HOOK/JAN 63' on gallery label (on the reverse)
oil on canvas
40.5 x 30.5 cm
Provenance
Gimpel Fils Gallery, London
Cecil Beaton Esq, London, June 1966
sale, Christie's, Cecil Beaton, London, 10 June 1980, lot 395
James O Fairfax Esq. A.O. collection, Sydney
sale, Christie's, James O Fairfax Esq. A.O. collection, Sydney, 25 October 1994, lot 33
Acquired from the above sale
Exhibited
London, Gimpel Fils Gallery, April - May 1966, cat. no. 20
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Lot Essay

Alan Davie is one of Britain's leading post-war artists, recently honoured in a survey exhibition at the Tate Gallery, St Ives. Davie's oeuvre reflects his wide-ranging interests, from the Surrealists and the work of the CoBrA group to jazz music and ancient cultures and religions. Primitive art has exerted a profound influence on Davie's manner of painting since the mid-1950s, allowing him to discover a new spontaneity and exuberant use of colour, which is brilliantly and ebulliently manifest in Dragon Hook.
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