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"Surface Invention: Post-1945 Graphic Art"
2001-08-25 until 2001-11-04
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Internationally-known for its collection of Pre-Raphaelite works, Birmingham
also has an extensive collection of modern works on paper. This showing brings
these prints and drawings together under the generic term of graphic art.
Visitors will be able to make connections with artists such as Joe Tilson,
Richard Hamilton, Henry Moore and John Salt who are exhibiting in both these
events. Tilson's Transparency, The Five Senses ? Taste, a stylised version of
Marilyn Monroe's lips, can be seen in the Waterhall. In Surface Invention his
three dimensional screenprint Rainbow Grill is on show. Hamilton also
experiments with screenprinting in I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas and in the
multiple Occult Witnesses(after Duchamp)on exhibition for the first time since
its acquisition. John Salt extends his photo-realist style into watercolour
painting in Yellow Shed II . Henry Moore, celebrated for his sculpture The
Warrior, made prints throughout his life and is here represented by the Elephant
Further major works include Picasso's Goat's Skull, a still-life pen and wash
drawing from 1951 when Picasso was creating assemblages around the goat theme,
and contemporary works by Chad McCail and Ian McKeever, again on exhibition for
the first time.