Nigel Hall, ‘Untitled (from eighteen small prints)’, 1973, Bernard Jacobson Gallery

Edition of 100
The full portfolio, 18 Small Prints, was published in 1973.

Bernard Jacobson and Peter Blake produced together the idea for the 18 Small Prints series, soon after 14 Big Prints series was finished. The concept was to produce prints that were almost postcard size. A number of artists from the previous series, such as Patrick Caulfield, Ed Ruscha and Eduardo Paolozzi, but also some new names were added.

About Nigel Hall

Known for abstract steel and aluminum sculptures, ranging from small to monumental in scale, Nigel Hall is cited as one of the most celebrated sculptors in Britain. By layering solid and hollow geometric forms within sinuous compositions, Hall engages the dynamic interplay of negative and positive space. Many of his sculptures are site specific and respond to the varied geometries of their environments. Wide Passage (2007), a massive hollow cone affixed to a long curved bar in Cass Sculpture Park, England, recalls the minimalist steel forms of Richard Serra and provides a new, circular lens through which to view the lush surroundings of the park. His smaller-scale, more delicate aluminum objects and his graceful, free-form drawings are inspired by the atmosphere of natural spaces, which profoundly affect Hall. In the artist’s words, “None of them attempts to describe the landscape, but they do share certain characteristics: a stillness; a reference to verticality and its relationship to a place and to the viewer; and a quiet, meditative quality which requires time.”

British, b. 1943, Bristol, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom