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PATRICK CAULFIELD

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PATRICK CAULFIELD

1936-2005

Red and White Still Life 1966 Caulfield’s second print Offset lithograph, signed and numbered* by the artist from the edition of 100, printed in colours on thin wove paper, with full margins, and bearing the Robert Elkon Gallery rubber stamp with exhibition details verso. paper size: 42 x 56 cm framed size: 61 x 74 cm

£1250 including frame, vat and uk delivery Robert Elkon Gallery stamp on verso *signed and numbered vertically on right hand edge of print

 01572 821424

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february 2012


PATRICK CAULFIELD Red and White Still Life Like many of Roy Lichtenstein’s earliest prints, published as both mail out invitations and editions to coincide with his exhibitions at Leo Castelli Gallery, Patrick Caulfield’s Red and White Still Life similarly existed in two formats: a number which were folded and sent as mail out invitations to advertise the impending exhibition, and a further edition of 100 which were left unfolded and were signed and numbered by the artist as the edition to accompany what was his first exhibition in New York. For his part, Robert Elkon had become one of the most influential New York gallerists of the 1950s/60s, championing experimental British artists such as Caulfield, Denny and Hoyland alongside his stable of internationally-acclaimed American artists that included Sam Francis, John Wesley and Agnes Martin. This is only the second print the artist produced, after Ruins of 1964 had been published in the ICA portfolio of the same year. Red and White Still Life is therefore to be considered the first separately issued print the artist produced in what was to become a long and illustrious career of printmaking. Furthermore, since only a handful of these prints were sold during the exhibition and of those that remained many were damaged beyond repair in the gallery’s storage, it is therefore understood that this current

group may be the only such group of this print available. Undoubtedly, Red and White Still Life is one of Caulfield’s most scarce prints. The image itself is derived from an eponymous work on canvas of 1964 which was exhibited at the 1966 Elkon Gallery show and which now hangs in the Birmingham Museum & Art Galleries (see Marco Livingstone, Patrick Caulfield Paintings, Lund Humphries, 2005 [pp.8 and 125]). The composition of a richly-decorated jug and bowl on a round side table is a motif utilised in another work from 1964 entitled Still Life on a Table, though against a very different blue interior backdrop. Red and White Still Life must surely rank as one of the artist’s greatest works from this period, a work that is consistently included in all the artist’s retrospectives and publications. It is therefore with great pleasure that we are able to offer a small number of prints of this classic image, from an edition which had become largely forgotten having been printed almost 50 years ago. Click here to view our short film:

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Patrick Caulfield - Red and White Still Life  

A scarce and early print by Patrick Caulfield available from Goldmark Gallery

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