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In the late 1960s, Gerald Laing expended his Pop Art style to include abstracted, three-dimensional representations of the pop culture imagery that inspired his career. As is demonstrated in ‘Orange Free Fall’, Laing followed in the footsteps of fellow Pop Artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and reduced his renderings to geographic shapes and patterns that still maintained the essence of his subjects he portrayed.

As one of the most significant painters and sculptors of the British Pop Art movement, Gerald Laing’s (1936-2011) large-scale canvases based on newspaper photographs of celebrities are often included in Pop Art retrospectives. Referencing everything from politics to Hollywood, Laing intended for his art to act as reminders of events and people that shaped popular culture. Liang was an officer in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers before attending St Martin's School of Art in London, England. After graduating in 1964, Laing moved to New York to live and work under Andy Warhol and Robert Indiana. Recently, his work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Belgrave Gallery St. Ives, St. Ives, Cornwell, England (2011); Stolenspace Gallery, London, England (2010); Galerie Klaus Benden, Cologne, Germany (2009); Berardo Museum, Lisbon, Portugal (2008); Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, Italy (2007); and Musée d´art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland (2005).

Selected Public Collections:

Tate Britain, London, England
Berardo Museum, Lisbon, Portugal
Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA

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Catalogue Raisonné: CR195, Gerald Laing
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Patina
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Surface Abrasions / Scratches
Overall Yes
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Notes: very minor paint loss in a few areas along edge of orange element. The marble base has a small crack in it, which has been pinned and filled.

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Area
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.



Degree
Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

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Provenance:
  • Private Collection, Europe Private Collection, New York
  • Pickup Location: Alabama, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 72 x 18 x 9 in. (182.88 x 45.72 x 22.86 cm.)
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