Zurich Improvisations IX, 1965
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 emphasized 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.
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.
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