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John Piper

Babingley - Sepia Variation (Levinson 371), 1984

Screenprint in sepia
17 1/2 × 23 2/5 in
44.5 × 59.5 cm
Edition of 50
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signed and numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil, on BFK Rives wove paper, printed at Kelpra …

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signed and numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil, on BFK Rives wove paper, printed at Kelpra Studio, London, published by Christie's Contemporary Art, London, with margins, image 445 x 595mm (17 3/4 x 23 3/8in) (framed)

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John Piper
British, 1903–1992
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After a career spanning the 20th century, British artist John Piper is recognized for his mastery in painting landscapes and architecture. During WWI, Piper was inspired by artists of the avant-garde like his friend Alexander Calder, though the conclusion of the war provoked a move to representational subjects and inclusion in the Seven and Five Society (dedicated to a “return to order” in post-war art). WWII was also of great impact to Piper's work—selected as the official war artist, he depicted the ruins of the England, employing his aptitude for depicting landscapes and imperial homes to portray the loss and aftermath of bombings. Often painting at night with buildings still ablaze, Piper created impassioned representations of the wartime atmosphere, defining a romantic perspective of architecture and topography engrained in his work thereafter.

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signed and numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil, on BFK Rives wove paper, printed at Kelpra …

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signed and numbered from the edition of 50 in pencil, on BFK Rives wove paper, printed at Kelpra Studio, London, published by Christie's Contemporary Art, London, with margins, image 445 x 595mm (17 3/4 x 23 3/8in) (framed)

Please Note: This lot is sold subject to Artist's Resale Right, details of which can be …

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John Piper
British, 1903–1992
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After a career spanning the 20th century, British artist John Piper is recognized for his mastery in painting landscapes and architecture. During WWI, Piper was inspired by artists of the avant-garde like his friend Alexander Calder, though the conclusion of the war provoked a move to representational subjects and inclusion in the Seven and Five Society (dedicated to a “return to order” in post-war art). WWII was also of great impact to Piper's work—selected as the official war artist, he depicted the ruins of the England, employing his aptitude for depicting landscapes and imperial homes to portray the loss and aftermath of bombings. Often painting at night with buildings still ablaze, Piper created impassioned representations of the wartime atmosphere, defining a romantic perspective of architecture and topography engrained in his work thereafter.

John Piper

Babingley - Sepia Variation (Levinson 371), 1984

Screenprint in sepia
17 1/2 × 23 2/5 in
44.5 × 59.5 cm
Edition of 50
Bidding closed
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