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Screenprint and woodblock on Saunders Waterford paper

Paper 191 × 124 cm

Edition of 45 plus 8 artist’s proofs

Copy AP1


Guide Price: £2,500

Joe Tilson was born in London in 1928. He studied at St. Martin's School of Art from 1949 to 1952, alongside Leon Kossoff and Frank Auerbach, and at the Royal College of Art from 1952 to 55 where he met Peter Blake, Allen Jones, Patrick Caulfield and David Hockney. One of the founding figures of British Pop Art, Tilson was an enthu-siastic proponent of political activism, sexual liberation and social change. However, by 1970, Tilson became increasingly disillusioned with the consumer society that Pop Art had done so much to highlight and increasingly frustrated with the lack of political action that the 1960s in Britain had promised. Tilson's work is also held in collections globally including the Tate, London; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Galleria Nazionale d Arte Moderna, Rome and Yale Centre for British Art, Connecticut.Tilson was became a Senior Academician in 2003 when the Royal Academy presented a retrospective of his work.

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.: EL89-96-00013
Kindly donated by Joe Tilson and Cristea Roberts Gallery