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Occasional Table



Artwork by Patrick Caulfield

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$ 1,880.00
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  • Composition: Paper, Silkscreen print
  • Dimensions: Height: 28.86 inches Width: 39.78 inches
  • Product code:58011690VA

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About the work
Occasional table, Patrick Caulfield 1972. Silkscreen print on paper. Edition of 500. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil by the artist. This work is typical of the artist's style, which is characterized by the juxtaposition between simple everyday objects and an atmosphere that is alien and mysterious.
About the artist
English painter and printmaker. He began his studies in 1956 at Chelsea School of Art, London, continuing at the Royal College of Art (1960–63), one year below the students identified as originators of Pop art. In the early 1960s Caulfield's painting was characterized by flat images of objects paired with angular geometric devices or isolated against unmodulated areas of color. He adopted the anonymous technique of the sign painter, dispensing with visible brushwork and distracting detail and simplifying the representation of objects to a basic black outline in order to present ordinary images as emblems of a mysterious reality. He deliberately chose subjects that seemed hackneyed or ambiguous in time: not only traditional genres but self-consciously exotic and romantic themes and views of ruins and the Mediterranean. Gradually Caulfield's attention shifted to the architectural elements to which he had earlier made isolated reference. Caulfield began to insert highly detailed passages in the manner of Photorealism into his characteristically stylized idiom, playing to great effect with ambiguous definitions of reality and artifice. Always a slow and exacting worker, he sustained a high level of pictorial invention. During the 1980s he again turned to a more stripped-down aesthetic, particularly in large paintings in which the precise disposition of only a few identifiable elements miraculously transforms an ostensibly abstract picture through the creation of a vivid sense of place.
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