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Two Standing Forms in Black Two Standing Forms in Black

Two Standing Forms in Black

Item Code: GS-53-u
Medium
Lithograph
Date of Work
1950
Edition Size
4
Signed
Unsigned
Height (cm)
35
Width (cm)
27
Base price $5,414
Very rare Sutherland lithograph - according to Tassi only four impressions were ever made due to the deterioration of the lithographic stone.

Printed by Curwen Press.

"For five years Sutherland devoted himself to working out these forms. This period was one of his most powerful and original’.
Graham Sutherland PortraitGraham Sutherland was born in 1903 in Streatham. He attended Epsom School and then studied art at Goldsmith’s School of Art (1921-26) where he quickly became a highly skilled etcher. As an official War Artist, Sutherland depicted bomb damage in London but it was not until after the war that he started to become really well known. He was awarded the Order of Merit in 1960 and died in London in 1980.

In his work Sutherland developed an interest in natural forms of growth such as tree roots and thorn bushes which he often depicted in close-up or from foreshortened viewpoints. These organic growth formations, which remained central to Sutherland’s work throughout his career, often appeared menacing or threatening with their hints of human or animal like characteristics.
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