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Malcolm Morley

Beach Scene, 1986

Acquatint etching
29 1/2 × 41 1/4 in
74.9 × 104.8 cm
Editions 1, AP of 60
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Santa Monica, San Francisco
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About the work
Robert Berman Gallery
Santa Monica, San Francisco
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Work comes framed. Framed dimensions: 35.5 x 27.5 inches.

Work comes framed. Framed dimensions: 35.5 x 27.5 inches.

Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil on recto.
Publisher
Novak Studio
Malcolm Morley
British, 1931–2018
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British artist Malcolm Morley is best known for his hyperreal paintings and sculptures that pull subject matter from Old Masters, family portraits, current events, travel brochures, and other visual detritus. Using a grid system to transfer the images onto canvas—reminiscent of the Minimalist grid—he also transfers the borders, tears, and folds in order to foreground the objecthood of the image. Of his attempt to move beyond the strictures of photorealism, Morley says, “I make a handmade painting from a readymade.” Dissatisfied with merely reproducing the image, he draws from the vivid colors of Pop Art and collage techniques to further draw attention to the image as an object.

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About the work
Robert Berman Gallery
Santa Monica, San Francisco
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Work comes framed. Framed dimensions: 35.5 x 27.5 inches.

Work comes framed. Framed dimensions: 35.5 x 27.5 inches.

Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil on recto.
Publisher
Novak Studio
Malcolm Morley
British, 1931–2018
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British artist Malcolm Morley is best known for his hyperreal paintings and sculptures that pull subject matter from Old Masters, family portraits, current events, travel brochures, and other visual detritus. Using a grid system to transfer the images onto canvas—reminiscent of the Minimalist grid—he also transfers the borders, tears, and folds in order to foreground the objecthood of the image. Of his attempt to move beyond the strictures of photorealism, Morley says, “I make a handmade painting from a readymade.” Dissatisfied with merely reproducing the image, he draws from the vivid colors of Pop Art and collage techniques to further draw attention to the image as an object.

Malcolm Morley

Beach Scene, 1986

Acquatint etching
29 1/2 × 41 1/4 in
74.9 × 104.8 cm
Editions 1, AP of 60
This is part of a limited edition set.
Sold
location
Santa Monica, San Francisco
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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