Anthony Hill

Untitled

About this artwork

This work, dating from 1950, when Hill was just twenty, displays the cubist influence of Juan Gris alongside aspects of Victor Pasmore’s early abstract compositions with connected segments of circles, triangles and rectangles. Hill has wittily found these forms in the wrappers of Pears soap bars. This idea of Dada appropriation of found materials remained important to him and, significantly, in 1951 he began to correspond with Marcel Duchamp. Hill has always maintained that Dada and Constructivism are closely related. He particularly admired Duchamp’s formal innovations – his renunciation of oil paint and his use of industrial materials, ideas which would become identifiable in Hill’s later work.

  • title:
    Untitled
  • accession number:
    GMA 5054
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  • materials:
    Oil and collage with black chalk on canvas
  • date created:
    1950
  • measurements:
    52.70 x 36.40 cm
  • credit line:
    Bequeathed by Mr Ken Powell 2006 [received 2008]
  • copyright:
    © Anthony Hill. All rights reserved, DACS 2018.
  • photographer:
    Antonia Reeve

Anthony Hill

Anthony Hill