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Joe Tilson

Conjunction 3, Byzantium, 1965

Oil on canvas and wooden cut-outs
23 4/5 × 29 4/5 in
60.5 × 75.7 cm
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London, New York
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Signed, dated, titled and inscribed in pencil upper verso 'Conjunction 3, Byzantium, Jo Tilson, 1965' and inscribed verso lower left 'X to … Read more
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© Simon C Dickinson Ltd
Joe Tilson
British, b. 1928
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An early experimenter with printmaking in the 1960s, Joe Tilson works to unsettle the tension between serialized production and an artwork’s status as unique. Tilson excelled as a craftsman from an early point in his life. He first worked in a realist style during the 1950s, but adopted the commercial sheen of pop art in the 1960s. Tilson began creating prints during this decade, using consumer imagery, yet his work retained a handmade quality. He painted directly on the prints, making unique pieces from editioned series. The artist also added sculptural elements to his work, blurring the distinction between two- and three-dimensional space and disregarding any medium-specific hierarchies. His art later evolved away from pop content to address mythology and rural living, but Tilson has maintained the same interest in the handmade throughout his career.

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About the work
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Signed, dated, titled and inscribed in pencil upper verso 'Conjunction 3, Byzantium, Jo Tilson, 1965' and inscribed verso lower left 'X to … Read more
Image rights
© Simon C Dickinson Ltd
Joe Tilson
British, b. 1928
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An early experimenter with printmaking in the 1960s, Joe Tilson works to unsettle the tension between serialized production and an artwork’s status as unique. Tilson excelled as a craftsman from an early point in his life. He first worked in a realist style during the 1950s, but adopted the commercial sheen of pop art in the 1960s. Tilson began creating prints during this decade, using consumer imagery, yet his work retained a handmade quality. He painted directly on the prints, making unique pieces from editioned series. The artist also added sculptural elements to his work, blurring the distinction between two- and three-dimensional space and disregarding any medium-specific hierarchies. His art later evolved away from pop content to address mythology and rural living, but Tilson has maintained the same interest in the handmade throughout his career.

Joe Tilson

Conjunction 3, Byzantium, 1965

Oil on canvas and wooden cut-outs
23 4/5 × 29 4/5 in
60.5 × 75.7 cm
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location
London, New York
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