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Derek Southall was born in Coventry. Since the 1960s he has been an avant-garde artist working with canvases of unusual shapes. His brother-in-law drowned at Blackwater in Hampshire, an event which influenced the title and colour of the painting. If you look closely the surface reflections reveal a lot of painting under the present paint layer. Southall changed his mind about this painting as he worked on it.
acrylic on canvas
251 x 213.5 cm
gift from the artist, 1971
Herbert Art Gallery & Museum
Jordan Well, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5QP EnglandView venue
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