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PATRICK CAULFIELD   Great Britain  1936-2005  "Big Sausage"

You know where you are with Caulfield. His pictures put you on the spot. The saucisson confronts you on the cutting board. You are in a Spanish restaurant where the bull's head hangs dead on the wall; you are in France with the antique wood and liqueurs. Caulfield began by drawing in the props with unerring skill – a sausage, a table, a lamp, a bunch of grapes, their shapes essentialised in concise black outline. His paintings and screenprints carry some of the simple pleasures of colouring in, depicting objects as silhouettes, templates or scrapbook details,    He dropped the outlines in the 80s, perhaps irritated by comparisons with Roy Lichtenstein,  Decor appears collaged in architectural drawings where only the salient details are included. The mechanics are openly declared, yet the effect remains mysterious.

 

Patrick CAULFIELD

Great Britain 1936-2005

Big Sausage  1974

Screenprint AP 7/14

651 x 549  image size (check)

897 x 745 paper size

 

 

 

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