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Patrick Caulfield

Title:  Occasional Table (s.8876)
Medium: Original Screenprint in colours on wove paper, 1978, signed any the artist in pencil
Edition: of 500 – There were also 25 artists proofs
Published by:  Observer Art , London
Printed by:  Chris Prater at Kelpra Studios, London
Size:  583 x 714 mms
Reference: Alan Cristea Gallery: “Patrick Caulfield, The Complete Prints, 1964 – 1999” Number 29
Public Collections: 
The Tate Gallery, London, presented by Roise and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Art, 1975, their reference PO4101 – http://www.tate.org.uk/art/artworks/caulfield-occasional-table- p04101
University of Warwick Art Collection.
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
Note:  In his hard-edged, colour-blocked prints and paintings of innocuous interior scenes and domestic objects such as pots, Patrick Caulfield created a sense of the exotic from the ordinary. Caulfield emerged in the 1960s amid the rise of British pop artists. Early in the decade, he became interested in the flattened, authorless quality of commercial sign painting, which he adopted in his own work by eliminating any traces of brushwork. This interest in flat, anonymous imagery inspired the screen-printing practice that he pursued alongside his paintings. In both bodies of work, he employed the unnatural colours and sharp black lines characteristic of advertising to cast a curious eye on the inventions of the modern world. Caulfield was influenced by Juan Gris and Fernand Léger, and exerted an influence on later British artists such as Gary Hume and Julian Opie. Our work is typical of this oeuvre.
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