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Landscape with Birds

© the estate of Patrick Caulfield. All rights reserved, DACS 2017. Photo credit: Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

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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.

Pallant House Gallery


  • Date


  • Medium

    gloss paint on board

  • Measurements

    122 x 122 cm

  • Accession number

    CHCPH 1243

  • Acquisition method

    gift from Colin St John Wilson through the National Art Collections Fund, 2004


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9 North Pallant, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1TJ England

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