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Composition with Number Six
Composition with Number Six

© The Estate of Anwar Jalal Shemza. All rights reserved, DACS 2024. Image credit: Tate

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Composition with Number Six 1966 is made up of a series of wooden circles and semicircles that are affixed to a deep black, battened hardboard. The circles and semicircles are laid out in two configurations; one series of unpainted wooden pieces has a rectilinear format, while another set of pale blue painted wooden pieces is arranged into a more organic meandering line. The blue line forms the shape of the number six referred to in the title of the piece.


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Composition with Number Six




wood & paint on hardboard


H 45.5 x W 58 x D 3.5 cm

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Purchased with funds provided by the Brian and Nancy Pattenden Bequest 2012

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