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goldmark november 2009


John Piper

Frances Spalding John Piper, Myfanwy Piper Lives in Art

SPECIAL OFFER

Hardback , 624 pages, 246 x 189mm Fully illustrated throughout with 80 black and white in-text illustrations and 80 colour plates.

Book and dvd offered here at the special price of ÂŁ30 for the two

An Empty Stage John Piper's romantic vision of spirit, place and time

plus ÂŁ6.00 p&p

01572 821424 We have already sold 350 copies of this long-awaited book

y Stage An Empt antic vision of spirit, John Piper's rom place and time

7 Film Number A Goldmark

A Goldmark film by Charles Mapleston & Libby Horner

75 minute dvd plus extras Featuring interviews with Rigby Graham, Martin Harrison, Richard Ingrams, Stanley Jones, Patrick Reyntiens, Sir Donald Sinden, the late Sir Reresby Sitwell, Frances Spalding.

ARTISTS INDEX Chagall, Marc Dali, Salvador Davie, Alan Dickson, Jennifer

14,15 16,17 2,3 20,21

Frink, Elisabeth Hambling, Maggi Le Witt, Jan Moore, Henry

24,25 23 22 4,5

Palmer, Samuel Pasmore, Victor Piper, John Priseman, Robert

32,33 10,11 1,26-29 8,9

Sutherland, Graham 50,31 Tilson, Joe 12,13 Vasarely, Victor 18,19 Wallis, Alfred 6,7


John Piper

1. Lag Tower, near Dumfries gouache, pastel, pen and ink on paper, 1975, signed, 39.8 x 58.9 cm,

ÂŁ7,500

to order phone 01572 821 424

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Alan Davie

A talented painter, printmaker and musician Alan Davie has a career which at present extends to almost seventy years. Amongst the many diverse interests which have infused Davie’s work are African sculpture, primitive art, American abstract expressionism, Zen Buddhism, gliding and Indian mythology. Discovered by Peggy Guggenheim, his first solo exhibition was held in Edinburgh in 1946 followed by his New York debut ten years later. Davie has held many international retrospective exhibitions, including Amsterdam (1962), Glasgow (1992) and London (1993). His works are held by major museums worldwide. He celebrates his ninetieth birthday next year.

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visit www.alandavieprints.com


Alan Davie

2. Damnation Gate oil on paper, 1958, signed, 32 x 41.5 cm,

ÂŁ7,950

A rare early Davie oil on paper. Note the artist’s name in blue across the painting.

all prices include framing, vat and uk delivery

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Henry Moore

Henry Moore, who is generally regarded as the pre-eminent British sculptor of the 20th century, was born at Castleford in Yorkshire. He studied at Leeds School of Art for two years before winning a scholarship to study sculpture at the Royal College of Art in London. Whilst there he started to develop an appreciation of African and South American art which was later reflected in his sculpture. By the late 1930s Moore’s early engagement with primitivism followed by abstract and surrealist work meant that he was recognised as the foremost avant-garde sculptor in the country. In the 1950s and 60s Moore’s sculpture became known to a wider public and his international reputation was established with a series of public sculptures often identified by his trademark hole through his sculptural forms.

3. Animal (Horse) bronze, 1960, ed 6, 18 x 14 cm,

£26,500

This sculpture is illustrated in Henry Moore, Complete Sculpture, vol 3 No 448 page 27. The sculpture was made in 1960 and cast in 1965.

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Henry Moore

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Alfred Wallis

Alfred Wallis was born at Devonport near Plymouth but moved to St. Ives in 1887 when his occupation was given as marine stores dealer. He seems to have started painting in 1925, at the age of 70, using brushes and household paint on scrap pieces of card. When he painted on canvas it was usually over other artist’s discarded work, sometimes incorporating elements of the original work into his own image. Probably the major event in bringing Wallis’ work to public notice was his meeting with the artists Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood in 1928 when they settled in St. Ives and formed an artist’s colony. They were captivated and inspired by Wallis’ naïve art of seascapes and harbour scenes which ignored perspective and enlarged objects according to their relative significance to the picture. The following year Nicholson was the prime mover in having some of Wallis’ work shown in the Seven and Five exhibition. The latter were a select group of avant-garde artists dedicated to showing modern art. Wallis spent the last two years of his life in poverty in the Penwith District Workhouse but since the Second World War his posthumous reputation has steadily risen with several monographs being devoted to him. He has had several important retrospective exhibitions including those at the Waddington Gallery (1965), the Tate Gallery (1968) and works in the St. Ives 1939-1964 show at the Tate Gallery (1985).

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The Derwent Scrapbook On hearing that Alfred Wallis was living in the Penwith District Workhouse near Penzance Ben Nicholson visited him several times during 1941-42. He gave Wallis the blank Derwent Scrapbook so that he could continue working, when he felt able. The double sided pencil drawings presented here are taken from the scrapbook. The drawings depict a sailing ship on one side and a steamship on the reverse side.

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Alfred Wallis

Front 4. Derwent Drawings double sided pencil drawing from sketchbook, 25 x 39 cm,

ÂŁ9,500

The drawing is presented so that it can be hung with either face showing. We feel this represents great value for this rare piece from the Derwent Scrapbook.

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Robert Priseman

Robert Priseman was born in Derbyshire. The son of a train driver, he showed an early interest in art and studied photography and graphic design before reading Aesthetics and Art Theory at the University of Essex. He subsequently worked as a book designer. While working at Longman publishers, he began painting portraits in oils and went on to develop a successful career working to commission. Sitters included His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Cardinal Basil Hume and work from this period is held in numerous public and private collections including the Royal Collection. Alongside portraiture, Priseman began painting people-less landscapes and in a decisive break gave up commissioned work in 2003 to develop a more personal agenda. Increasingly drawn to interior spaces, in 2005 he began working with the Goldmark Gallery, producing the Hospital, Subterraneans, and Francis Bacon Interiors series of paintings. In 2007 he developed his first series of etchings entitled Modern Means of Execution with Goldmark Atelier and this project led into the series of large scale paintings, Methods of Execution.

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5. Tunnel oil on canvas, 2007, signed verso, 150.5 x 150.5 cm

ÂŁ10,000

visit www.robertpriseman.com


Robert Priseman


Victor Pasmore

Since his death in 1998, the popularity of Pasmore's prints has grown immensely, with the earlier work becoming very scarce. His international reputation grew from the 1960s, including a retrospective exhibition at the Tate Gallery in 1965, a one-man British Council touring show and a special display at the Tate, both in 1980. His work is held in most leading U.K. collections. Pasmore was made a Companion of Honour in 1981 and elected R.A. in 1984.

6. Projective Paintings lithograph, 1969, ed 50, signed, 191.5 x 62.5 cm,

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ÂŁ2950


Victor Pasmore

7. Untitled etching, 1975, ed 22, signed, 55.5 x 42 cm,

ÂŁ2250

visit www.victorpasmoreprints.com

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Joe Tilson

Joe Tilson, born in London in 1928, painter, printmaker and creator of reliefs in wood. Studied at St. Martin's and the Royal College of Art. Won the Rome Prize and the Gulbenkian Foundation Prize. He became associated with the Royal College's generation of Pop Artists, but was always prepared to experiment with novel subjects, sometimes stemming from his eclectic reading. Exhibited widely internationally and represented Britain at the Venice Biennale. Sex, birth and death are strong themes in Tilson's work and he uses striking vibrant colours, often combining images with text. The Arts Council and Tate Gallery hold examples.

This magnificent giant-size Tilson etching with aquatint is printed on four sheets in an edition of 35 only.

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8. Demeter - The Hidden Seed etching with aquatint, 1983, ed 35, signed, 147 x 143 cm,

to order phone 01572 821 424

ÂŁ1950


Joe Tilson

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Marc Chagall

Russian-born painter and designer, Marc Chagall (1887-1985), established a reputation as one of the best-loved artists of the 20th century. His work was dominated by two rich sources of imagery; memories of the Jewish life and folklore of his early years in Russia; and the Bible. Ever since my earliest youth I have been fascinated by the Bible. I have always believed that it is the greatest source of poetry of all time...The Bible is an echo of nature, and this I have endeavoured to transmit.... In art everything is possible, so long as it is based on love. The illustrations for the Bible were commissioned in 1930 by Vollard, a Paris art dealer, and started on a trip to Palestine. World War II interrupted the work, which was finally completed in France in the early 1950s. The first lithographs, printed by the great French lithographers Mourlot Frères, were published in 1956. They were met with such high acclaim that Chagall made a further set, which was published in 1960. Whenever I bent over the lithography stone‌it was as though I was touching a talisman. It seemed as though I could pour all my sadness and joys into it. Chagall has been called one of the greatest religious artists of all time, and this lithograph shows why: powerful drawing, intense colours, compassion for the characters, and, most of all, a real sense of spirituality.

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Marc Chagall

9. Job Praying lithograph, 1960, ed 50, signed, 35.5 x 26 cm signed

ÂŁ9,500,

unsigned

ÂŁ700

We have had a number of unsigned copies of Job Praying but this is the first time that we have been lucky enough to acquire a signed copy.

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Salvador Dali

10. Naphtali etching, 1973, ed 195, signed, 51 x 37 cm

ÂŁ2250

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Salvador Dali

11. Issachar etching, 1973, ed 195, signed, 51 x 37 cm

ÂŁ2250

From The Twelve Tribes of Israel Published on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the founding of modern Israel.

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Victor Vasarely

Victor Vasarely, 1908-1997, Hungarian born painter. Active in France from 1930 and the main originator and one of the leading practitioners of Op Art. Vasarely turned from working as a commercial designer to painting in 1943 and by 1947 had adopted the method of geometrical abstraction for which he is best known. He explored methods of creating a hallucinatory impression of movement through visual ambiguity. Vasarely’s works are held in museums worldwide.

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12. Cheyt Rond screenprint, 1974, ed 340, signed, 60 x 49.5 cm,

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ÂŁ950


Victor Vasarely

13. Tuz screenprint, 1974, ed 340, signed, 60 x 49.5 cm,

14. Sin-Hat-A £950

screenprint, 1974, ed 340, signed, 60 x 49.5 cm,

to order phone 01572 821 424

£950

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Jennifer Dickson

15. Overture etching, 1964, ed 30, signed, 29 x 39 cm,

ÂŁ375

Jennifer Dickson was born in South Africa in 1936. She trained as a painter and printmaker at Goldsmith’s College School of Art, London from 1954 to 1959, and her graduate studies in etching were under Stanley William Hayter at the Atelier 17, Paris from 1960 to 1965. She went on to found and direct the graduate printmaking programme at Brighton College of Art. Dickson moved to Canada in 1969 where she taught at the Saidye Bronfman Centre in Montreal.

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Jennifer Dickson

16. Vibrant Sun etching, 1963, ed 20, signed, 39 x 39 cm,

ÂŁ475

Dickson’s work has been included extensively in many international group exhibitions since 1956. She was made a member of the Royal Society of Painters, Etchers and Engravers, London in 1965, and was elected Royal Academician in 1976. In 2002 she received the Victor Tolgesy Arts Award from the Council for the Arts in Ottawa for her contribution to the arts in Ottawa, where she lives and works.

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Jan Le Witt

17. Axial Image lithograph, artist’s proof, signed, 40.5 x 33 cm,

ÂŁ650

Born 1907 in Czestochowa, Poland. In 1925 he designed the first modern Hebrew Typeface Chaim. Le Witt was a graphic artist as well as an illustrator and exhibited widely in Europe and America. A multi talented artist, he designed costumes and scenery for the Sadler's Wells Ballet, produced tapestries and worked in glass. He died in 1991.

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Maggi Hambling

18. George Melly Singing screenprint, 2006, ed 100, signed, 51 x 38 cm,

to order phone 01572 821 424

ÂŁ750

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Elisabeth Frink

19. Aesop's Fables I

20. Aesop's Fables II

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Elisabeth Frink

21. Aesop's Fables III

The Aesop's Fables suite lithographs, 1968, ed 250, signed, 37 x 27 cm,

now selling at new lower prices signed ÂŁ950 unsigned ÂŁ450

22. Aesop's Fables IV

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John Piper

23. Saltash Bridge screenprint, 1983, exhibition copy aside from ed 75, signed, 45.5 x 68 cm,

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all prices include framing, vat and uk delivery

ÂŁ2,500


John Piper

24. Palazzo Pesaro etching, 1983, exhibition copy aside from ed 75, signed, 45.5 x 64.3 cm,

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ÂŁ2,750

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John Piper

25. Old Church of Mynachlogddu ÂŁ2,500

etching, 1987, ed 70, signed, 39.5 x 53 cm,

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John Piper

26. Buckden in a Storm screenprint, 1977, ed 100, signed, 57 x 77.5 cm,

ÂŁ2,850

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Graham Sutherland

27. Three Standing Forms etching, 1978, ed 90, signed, 49.5 x 39 cm,

ÂŁ1950

This is the final print illustrated in Tassi.

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Graham Sutherland

28. Fossil with Rocks and Flames ÂŁ2500

lithograph, 1975, ed 30, signed, 53 x 72 cm,

In addition to the main edition of this print Sutherland made a further 30 copies with hand-coloured marginalia (the black is printed, the colour is different for every print and was drawn by Sutherland).

visit www.grahamsutherlandprints.com

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Samuel Palmer

29. Opening the Fold or Early Morning etching, 1880, 10 x 15 cm,

was ÂŁ1500, now ÂŁ750

In 1822 Palmer met the artist John Linnell and through him was introduced to the poet and painter William Blake. Blake's visionary work, for example his illustrations for The Book of Job, had a profound and lasting influence upon Palmer's art. Palmer's view of the English countryside was perhaps simpler and less sophisticated. He drew his inspiration from a deep love of nature and the landscape, particularly around the village of Shoreham in Kent where he settled in 1827, and subsequently from Milton and Virgil. Through Palmer's eyes the Kentish landscape became an innocent pre-industrial paradise and he developed a vision almost unique in English art at that time. Perhaps the nearest equivalent in romantic art was the work of the German artist Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840).

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In 1850 Palmer took up etching, quickly mastering the medium and revitalising his career. It is amazing that his posthumous reputation, as a leading etcher, rests on an output of only thirteen etchings (with an additional four completed by his son). The minute detailing and wide range of tonal effects available through etching proved ideal for recapturing Palmer's vision of the Shoreham landscape. From around the 1920s onwards his etchings directed new generations of English printmakers and painters towards the romantic pastoral tradition. Thus, at varying times in their careers, the influence of Samuel Palmer can be seen in artists as diverse as Graham Sutherland, John Piper, Paul Drury, Robin Tanner and Frederick Griggs.


Samuel Palmer

31. The Cypress Grove was £850, now £450

30. The Homeward Star was £850, now £450

etching, begun c1880, 10 x 15 cm,

32. The Sepulchre was £850, now £450

etching, begun c1880, 10 x 15 cm,

etching, begun c1880, 10 x 15 cm,

etching, begun c1880, 10 x 15 cm,

33. Moeris and Galatea was £850, now £450

Although born in London (1805), Samuel Palmer became widely known for his images of the English countryside. His often nostalgic pastoral scenes are generally accepted as visionary and have placed him firmly amongst the leading artists in the English Romantic tradition.

to order phone 01572 821 424

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John Piper

34. Pentire, Bedruthan gouache, signed, 21.6 x 27 cm

ÂŁ6,000

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