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Jack Smith, Various Activities
 
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TITLE:  Various Activities
ARTIST:  Jack Smith (British, 1928–2011)
WORK DATE:  1963
MATERIALS:  Oil on canvas
SIZE:  137 x 137cm (54 x 54in)
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Tadema Gallery  +44 (0)20 7359 1055  Send Email
PROVENANCE:  Peter Stuyvesant Foundation Collection
ONLINE CATALOGUE(S):  20th Century Abstract Art
LITERATURE:  Studio International Journal of Modern Art, December 1967
Recent British painting: The Stuyvesant Collection, David Thompson, page 261 illustrated
'More & more do I find that activity of different kinds is essential in the painting - I want it to be as complex as a symphony; to keep the surface as flat as possible, letting it have visual space or eye dance, but no impressionist, cubist or continued space. I would like the surface to be as remote as Vermeer.'
(From a statement by Jack Smith in London Magazine 1965)
EXHIBITION HISTORY:  Grosvenor Gallery, Jack Smith, 1965, cat no 11
Middlesborough Art Gallery 1966-67
Tate Gallery, Recent British Painting: Peter Stuyvesant Foundation Collection, 1967, cat no 43 illustrated
Art Gallery of South Australia: Adelaide Festival of Arts: Recent British Paintings 1970 cat no 40
Sunderland Arts Centre, touring to Mappin Gallery, Sheffield; Hatton Gallery, Newcastle; Ikon Gallery, Birmingham; Northampton Art Gallery, Jack Smith Retrospective, 1977 pl 15 illustrated
 
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