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Joe Tilson

Stele for James Joyce, 1972

Wood and iron
23 3/5 × 5 9/10 × 5 9/10 in
60 × 15 × 15 cm
Edition of 10
This is part of a limited edition set.
£7,500 - 10,000
location
London
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Whitford Fine Art
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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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

Stele for James Joyce, 1972

Wood and iron
23 3/5 × 5 9/10 × 5 9/10 in
60 × 15 × 15 cm
Edition of 10
This is part of a limited edition set.
£7,500 - 10,000
location
London
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