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Digital print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Bright White 310 gsm paper

Paper 111.8 × 111.8 cm

Edition of 10 plus 2 artist’s proofs

Copy 1


Guide Price: £2,565

Ben Johnson was born in 1946 in Llandudno, Wales. He has been exhibiting his paintings internationally since his first solo exhibition in 1969. Johnson is best known for his paintings based on architectural spaces and his large-scale, intricately detailed cityscape paintings, which include panoramas of Hong Kong, Zürich, Jerusalem, Liverpool and London the latter of which was completed as part of a residency at the National Gallery, London, in 2010. Johnson has exhibited widely in galleries and museums across the world and undertaken commissions for the Royal Institute of British Architects, and National Museums Liverpool as well as for IBM, HSBC, JP Morgan, Hong Kong Telecommunications and many others. Johnson’s work is included in the permanent collections of museums worldwide, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Contemporary Arts Society, London; Boymans-van Beuningen Museum, Rotterdam; the Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Regional Services Museum, Hong Kong. In 2021, the V&A hosted their first virtual exhibition ‘Perfect Spaces: paintings by Ben Johnson’.

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.: EL89-96-00055
Kindly donated by Ben Johnson and Cristea Roberts Gallery