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Phillips, Peter
Corner Play, 1977
Oil on Canvas
Collage
175.5 x 90 cm

Created from oil and collage on canvas, 'Corner Play' was painted in 1977 by artist Peter Phillips. Combining a seemingly random assortment of collaged and painted items including a watercolor set, a pair of children's scissors, a picture of a kitten, and 'Greetings' in the lower left, this work by Phillips is an amalgamation of pop imagery hinting at a childhood montage and accentuated by shades of blue and purple.

British artist Peter Phillips is one of the pioneers of the British Pop Art movement. He met David Hockney, Allen Jones and Kitaj when studying at the Royal College of Art. In 1964, he moved to New York when he was awarded the Harkness Fellowship and there, he exhibited alongside Warhol and Lichtenstein. His artworks reflect his interest for the American culture, using everyday iconography mixed with a dynamic montage style inspired by advertisement. Peter Phillips’s art has been on show in many major museums around the world.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Craquelure
Date: Unavailable – contact Specialist for details
Area: Image
Location: Other location
Notes: small circular cracks and some ripples. See pictures attached or ask specialist to get additional pictures.
Degree: Moderate

Definition Key
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, Germany
  • Pickup Location: Germany
  • Shipping Dimensions: 69.09 x 35.43 in. (175.49 x 89.99 cm.)

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