Dexter Dalwood, ‘You stand about the streets, You loiter at the corners and bus-stops, You do next to nothing at all’, 2009, Grenfell Tower: Benefit Auction

Paper Measurement: 56.5 x 44.5 cm
Image Measurement: 48.7 x 28.9 cm

Size of Edition: 25 plus


Image rights: Image courtesy of Dexter Dalwood & Alan Cristea Gallery, London.

The Artist

About Dexter Dalwood

Working in the traditional genre of history painting, Dexter Dalwood merges art history and the pop-cultural in imagined scenes such as that in Jackie Onassis’ yacht in Jackie Onassis (2000) or Mao Tse-Tung's workspace in Mao Tse-Tung's Study (2000). Dalwood paints from collages he first creates out of printed matter, often appropriating elements from artists like Henri Matisse, Ed Ruscha, and David Hockney. In Gorky's Studio (2009)—from his "Endless Night" series, which depicted death scenarios of famous figures—the scene of the artist's suicide is obscured by a dense black field, recalling the work of Abstract Expressionist Clyfford Still.

English, b. 1960, Bristol, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom