1972, edition of 100 with 15 A/P's, printed by Advance Graphics, London, screenprint
110.5cm x 110.5cm (43.5in x 43.5in)
This comes from a collection of prints that were produced for the exhibition 'Fourteen Big Prints', organised by Bernard Jacobson and held in his gallery in 1972.
Jacobson had decided to invite a variety of contemporary artists who he had known for a long time, and whose work he thought would look good on a large scale. His intention was that the exhibition would draw a new audience to contemporary art, in the hope that 'perhaps one day the general public will realise that art didn't in fact end with Van Gogh.'
The catalogue included comments and correspondence from each of the artists or their peers on the artistic process and included work.
'Working regularly in the print medium has allowed me both to extend my working method and to move into new areas of art more quickly. Many of my prints have become points of departure for the development of a painting or a series of paintings . . .'
'With this large print, the problem was essentially different - one of the transformation of a painterly concept into a non-painterly medium with reduced size.'