L.S. Lowry, A Young Man 1955
In 1957 Lowry described a chance meeting which prompted him to paint this emotionally charged portrait of a young man: 'The head was done from my recollection of a young man I saw once in a Manchester park - a good while ago. He interested me very much at the time and stayed in my mind in a vague sort of way ever since. He gave me the impression that something had very badly gone wrong in his life tho' he gave no inkling of what it was in a fairly long conversation.'
William Evelyn Osborn, Beach at Dusk, St Ives Harbour c.1895
A view of the harbour at St Ives, Cornwall, with Smeaton's Pier to the right. Research suggests that Osborn frequently needed to exchange paintings for food and lodgings, bartering works to earn a living.
Cildo Meireles' Babel 2001
Babel 2001 is a large-scale sculptural installation that takes the form of a circular tower made from hundreds of second-hand analogue radios that the artist has stacked in layers. The radios are tuned to a multitude of different stations and are adjusted to the minimum volume at which they are audible. Nevertheless, they compete with each other and create a cacophony of low, continuous sound, resulting in inaccessible information, voices or music.
Edward Ruscha, Pool #9 1997
Even when considered in isolation, Pool #9 bears a sense of unease: the ripples in the water suggest that someone has just jumped into the pool from the diving board, yet, strangely, nobody can be seen. Indeed, the way in which the image has been cropped, so as to eliminate contextual details, heightens a sense of the uncanny.
The EY Exhibition: Van Gogh and Britain – Exhibition at Tate Britain | Tate
This major exhibition brings together over 50 works by Vincent van Gogh to reveal how he was inspired by Britain and how he inspired British artists
David Hockney A Bigger Splash (framed print)
David Hockney's iconic image, 'A Bigger Splash', 1967. Archival quality, giclée reproduction from Tate’s collection of modern art. The Sixties are often seen as a time when Britain emerged from the greyness of the postwar years into a period of optimism, youthfulness and colour. Few works exemplify this perception better than Hockney’s depictions of Californian swimming pools. Even in the late 1960s, these still evoked a glamorous and exotic life of sun, wealth and leisure.
Hallenbad, Detail | The Guggenheim Museums and Foundation
Wolfgang Tillmans’s photographs of friends, dance raves, clubs, and night life have appeared regularly in London’s i-D magazine and other publications since 1989. Though his work has had a tremendous impact on the studied casualness of much recent fashion photography, Tillmans is not a “fashion photographer.” If anything he is a portraitist who often photographs…
Original Vintage 1972 Munich Olympics Art Series Poster David Hockney Diver
Original Vintage 1972 Munich Olympics Art Series Poster David Hockney Diver | Sports Mem, Cards & Fan Shop, Vintage Sports Memorabilia, Lithographs | eBay!