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Zurich Improvisations IX

Item Code: AD-zurichix-s
Medium
Lithograph
Suite
Zurich Improvisations
Edition Size
75
Height (cm)
63
Date of Work
1965
Signed
Signed
Width (cm)
90
Base price $1,626
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Signed original lilthograph from the Zurich Improvisations suite.

Printed and published by Editions Alecto in an edition of 75 and editioned by master printer Emil Matthieu.

The suite consists of 34 colour lithographs.

The series was first exhibited at the Gimpel Fils Gallery, London, in May 1965. It was also awarded first prize at the Cracow International Print Exhibition in 1966.
Alan Davie portraitAlan Davie was born in Grangemouth in 1920. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art, working initially as a jazz musician. Influenced by Klee and Picasso, he developed an ornamental style, illustrating his preoccupations with Zen Buddhism, Indian mythology and magic. Declaring that the spiritual path is incompatible with planning ahead, he has attempted to paint as automatically as possible.

From 1953 to 1956 Davie taught in London at the Central School of Arts and Crafts, where he became interested in African and Pacific art. As early as 1958 Davie emphasised the importance in his work of intuition, as expressed in the form of enigmatic symbols. These symbols have combined to make him one of the most potent image-makers in post-war British art. Davie died in 2014.
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