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The subject of ‘flight’ had strong connotations for the artist, who was forced to flee from his homeland of Germany in 1936 due to the threat of persecution by the Nazis. The choice of driftwood suggests an object or person ‘drifting’ from one place to another, arriving by chance as if carried by the tides.
oil & found objects on board
H 43 x W 35.5 cm
purchased with the assistance of the Victoria and Albert Museum Purchase Grant Fund, the Art Fund and the Friends of Abbot Hall, 1967