4 June 2004
Graham Sutherland, O.M. (1903-1980)
Standing form against red background
signed and dated 'Sutherland 51' (lower right)
black crayon, watercolour, bodycolour and pencil
16 x 6¾ in. (40.6 x 17.1 cm.)
with Curt Valentin Gallery, New York, 1953.
Given by the artist to the present owner's parents in June 1955.
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Venice, Biennale Internazionale d'Arte di Venezia, 1952, no. 241: this exhibition toured to Paris; Amsterdam; Zurich; and London, Tate Gallery.
Sutherland made his first visit to the South of France in 1947 and from then on spent part of each year there, buying his own house at Menton in 1955. He started to paint pictures of 'standing forms' in 1949 as a result of an interest in found objects, these had a figurative sense and also gave a feeling of being placed in an environment.
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