One-Man Band

© the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Image credit: Jerwood Collection

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A regular contributor to Surrealist exhibitions, including the seminal 1936 International Exhibition of Surrealism, John Banting was a flamboyant figure. An enthusiastic party-goer, he loved music and the spontaneity of jazz. Dating from 1954 and once part of the collection of fellow surrealist Roland Penrose, this work recalls Banting’s 1934 lithograph of the same title (an example of the Tate collection). During the 1950s Banting was living at Rye in Sussex close to his friend Edward Burra and in 1965 he moved to Hastings where he spent the last years of his life at 6 White Rock Gardens.

Jerwood Collection


One-Man Band




oil on canvas


H 71 x W 51 cm

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Signed, inscribed and dated ‘One-man band. John Banting / 1954 / £100 / 62 Church Square Rye Sussex’ (on a label attached to the stretcher)


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