"The School Prints Series" was dreamt up towards the end of WW-2, when Brenda Rawnsley and her husband Derek had the idea of bringing contemporary art to young children by putting 'good' art into schools. Initially British artists were commissioned to produce one lithograph each, John Nash, Paul Nash, Henry Moore, John Tunnard, Barbara Jones, L.S Lowry and many more. These were issued in a series of standard-sized prints to which schools could subscribe. A war widow at the age of 30, Brenda took up the project again immediately after the war and embarked on an even more ambitious... Read More
We are pleased to announce an exhibition of selected works by Mehrdad Rashidi, in association with Henry Boxer Gallery - 24th June 2020 12-4pm Wednesday-Saturday. Mehrdad Rashidi was born in the town of Sari in Northern Iran in 1963. At the age of 20 he fled Iran because of his strongly held political views and settled in Germany. In 2006, for no particular reason, he began to draw. He found it relaxed him and made him feel happy, he also thought of his homeland, his childhood and easier times in his life whilst he doodled on any piece of paper that came to hand. Using old notebooks,... Read More
16 mm b&w film. 3.13 minutes, negative trims from the completed film (approx. 20 mins). The trims have been assembled by a film laboratory in London, and also transferred to a digital file, enclosed. In original worn metal film can with label: Gevasonor Full Coated magnetic film, with handwritten title "History of Nothing, Neg Trims, o.k." In the summer of 1962 James (Meller) and I (Gillian Meller) were invited, by Eduardo Paolozzi, to join his family at a villa in Majorca. Eduardo wanted James to help him make a film that was to be called The History of Nothing. They played around... Read More
Plasters and Maquettes from the studio of the late Eduardo Paolozzi.
A near - complete run of Modern British Art auction catalogues from the 70's to the present day. Southeby's, Christie's, Bonham's, Phillips. Now £4000.
Eight of the original collages that formed the basis of David Wild's 'Fragments of Utopia: Collage Reflections of Heroic Modernism'.Constructed from mainly contemporary sources, the collages recount episodes in modernist architecture in the twentieth century. This is a story of a fragile and occasionally noble dream, in the context of a history going violently wrong. These images were supplemented by short parallel prose meditations, politically charged, with a disconcerting sense of erotics and low humour. £350 - £500.
Three vintage exhibition posters fro Galerie Maeght, each £450.
Alan Riddell, Poet, Artist and Journalist, was born of Scottish parents in Townsville, Australia in 1927. He was educated in Scotland where he founded the Scottish Poetry Magazine Lines in 1952. He worked as a journalist in Scotland, England and Australia. He had his first one-man exhibition of Screen-Printed Concrete Poems, at the New 57 Gallery in Edinburgh in 1971. His seminal books Eclipse, Concrete Poems 1963-1971, and Typewriter Art came out in 1972 and 1975. His Concrete Poetry has been exhibited in many group shows, among them... Read More
Born and living in London, Mendez was a painter, muralist and art teacher. Sometime textiles designer and head of the textiles department at Camberwell School of Art, his abstract compositions place him firmly in the 1950s British abstract vernacular. The work also owes a great deal to kinetic and hard edge abstraction or concrete work prevalent in the 1960s. Although regularly exhibited, his work was changeable in form. This collection of 25 works on paper, recently acquired by Marcus Campbell Art Books, reflect the artist’s broad interest in form and composition and his keen... Read More
A collection of original ICA posters from the sixties designed by James Meller. Mint Condition. £50 - £250.