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For the Last Time
© John Davies, Courtesy of Marlborough Fine Art

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For the Last Time 1970 - 1972
This disturbing work was first shown in Davies's solo exhibition at the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London in 1972. The figures can be placed in an infinite number of positions to suggest various meanings. One formation can give the impression that the crawling figures are threatening the seated figure while another formation can suggest that the three masked figures are controlled by the seated figure. The exact relationship between the characters is enigmatic, but Davies has written that he wanted the group to express feelings of repression and brutality, and the humiliating rituals employed by oppressors.


  • Acc. No. GMA 3450
  • Medium Mixed media
  • Size Four figures, maximum height of each 181.00 cm; 137.00 cm; 82.00 cm; 75.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1989