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Composition: Red, Black and Grey

© estate of Adrian Heath. All rights reserved, DACS 2016. Photo credit: Jerwood Collection

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The textured surface of this work, which shows the ground of vibrant red paint bleeding through the greys, is a result of Heath’s technique of scraping off wet paint and reapplying layers over the top. During the 1950s Heath’s paintings began to move gradually away from the geometrically-based systems that had underpinned his earlier work and took on more organic forms.

Jerwood Gallery


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    oil on canvas

  • Measurements

    71 x 76 cm

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