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In placing a kitsch flock of birds onto an austerely decorative abstract motif, Caulfield was making an ironic comment about what he described as, "the popularistic idea that the development of an artist in the twentieth century was that you started by doing very good tight drawings, and eventually some good figurative work, and then gradually becoming more abstract, until your work became more or less totally abstract, rather like Mondrian.
gloss paint on board
122 x 122 cm
gift from Colin St John Wilson through the National Art Collections Fund, 2004
Pallant House Gallery
9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1TJ EnglandView venue
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