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Oil on canvas

106.8 x 106.5 cm

Unique Annotated verso "To Alan, Love Gillian", and "AYRES 2007"


Guide Price: £25,000

Gillian Ayres (b.1930) was one of the leading abstract painters of her generation. Ayres exhibited with Young Contemporaries in 1949 and with the London Group in 1951. In 1963 her paintings were included in the Whitechapel Gallery's ground-breaking exhibition British Painting in the 60s. As well as the vibrant, heavily worked canvases for which she is best known, she was also a dedicated printmaker. The first prints by Ayres published by Alan Cristea were a group of three etchings made in 1998. Ayres went on to create ever increasingly ambitious prints in a variety of techniques including etching, woodcut and monoprint.Her paintings and prints are held by major museums and galleries around the world including British Museum, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Museum of Modern Art, Brasilia. In 1991 she was elected Royal Academician and appointed a CBE in 2011. Gillian Ayres died aged 88 on 10 April 2018 in Devon.

Please note if you are interested in bidding on this piece, please email Samuel Morton: smorton@freedomfromtorture.org or call +44 (0) 207 697 7808

Terms and Conditions: Please note all works will be available for collection from Wednesday 17 November 2021 at Freedom from Torture offices, 111 Isledon Road, London N7 7JW. The artwork will be safely stored, free of charge until Friday 17 December 2021. Alternatively, Freedom from Torture can help organise national and international delivery of artworks through a third party, to the winner. The winning bidder will be responsible for all delivery costs and will be invoiced directly by the third party.

Lot No.: EL89-96-00007
Kindly donated by Alan Cristea