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Antony Donaldson (British, b.1939)
LOT ID: 67093
Small Orange Square, 1966

Acrylic, on paper
22.5 х 22.5 in. (57.15 x 57.15 cm.)
Signed, lower center
Lot description
Emerging from a background of gradating orange hues, Antony Donaldson’s silhouetted female figures in ‘Small Orange Square’ capture the viewer’s gaze whilst remaining anonymous. Drawing inspiration from pin-up models and California sunbathers, Donaldson reduces their form but maintains their confident, flirty spirit by highlighting their pose with vivid shades of orange, reminiscent of sunshine. 'Small Orange Square' is one of three preparatory for the painting 'Orange Square', which is in the collection of the Museu Regional de Arte da UEFS. Feira de Santana, Bahia, Brazil.

Affiliated with the British Pop Art movement of the 1960s through his friendships with Royal College of Art students, Patrick Caulfield, Allen Jones, and Peter Phillips, Antony Donaldson (b.1939) produced bold yet simple representations of youthful, confident women that capture the attitudes and desires of the time. Donaldson studied at the Slade School of Art and has earned numerous accolades for his work, including the 1962 Second Prize Guinness Award and the Harkness Foundation Fellowship that brought him to the United States in 1966 to 1968. While his work has been included in many group shows on Pop Art, Donaldson’s work has also been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at Galerie du Centre, Paris, France (2009) and Paisnel Gallery, London, England (2008).

Selected Public Collections:

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
British Museum, London, England
The Tate Gallery, London, England
Folkwang Museum, Eseen, Germany
Hedendaagse Kunst, Utrecht, Holland
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
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