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Patrick Hughes

Rubbish Rainbow, 1978

Screenprint
28 1/8 × 18 7/8 × 1 in
71.4 × 47.9 × 2.5 cm
Edition of 82 of 100
This is part of a limited edition set.
$1,800
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Thurston Royce Gallery of Fine Art, LTD.
Allentown
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Patrick Hughes was born in 1939 and his career began in the 1960's when he printed limited …

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Patrick Hughes was born in 1939 and his career began in the 1960's when he printed limited edition silkscreens with surreal images in a two dimensional mode. He is now famous for his three dimensional works which sell in galleries and at auctions for $100,000 and more. This is a true collector's item.

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Signed, titled and numbered by the artist in pencil
Patrick Hughes
British, b. 1939
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Patrick Hughes’s paintings and wall reliefs wittily address art history and the nature of perception and perspective. He invented an optical illusion called “reverspective,” a neologism for reverse perspective. Hughes begins by constructing pyramid- or wedge-shaped blocks out of wood, which he combines into ridged panoramas. He then paints scenes into the blocks, depicting interior spaces—including museum galleries hung with iconic artworks—as well as landscapes and city views. The protruding parts of the works appear to recede, and the receding parts appear to protrude. As viewers walk by the pieces, the compositions seem to move. Hughes once remarked: “In my reverspective, you have a contradictory and paradoxical experience. I wouldn’t think they’re beautiful. I think . . . they can be awe-inspiring.”

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Thurston Royce Gallery of Fine Art, LTD.
Allentown
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Patrick Hughes was born in 1939 and his career began in the 1960's when he printed limited …

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Patrick Hughes was born in 1939 and his career began in the 1960's when he printed limited edition silkscreens with surreal images in a two dimensional mode. He is now famous for his three dimensional works which sell in galleries and at auctions for $100,000 and more. This is a true collector's item.

Signature
Signed, titled and numbered by the artist in pencil
Patrick Hughes
British, b. 1939
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Patrick Hughes’s paintings and wall reliefs wittily address art history and the nature of perception and perspective. He invented an optical illusion called “reverspective,” a neologism for reverse perspective. Hughes begins by constructing pyramid- or wedge-shaped blocks out of wood, which he combines into ridged panoramas. He then paints scenes into the blocks, depicting interior spaces—including museum galleries hung with iconic artworks—as well as landscapes and city views. The protruding parts of the works appear to recede, and the receding parts appear to protrude. As viewers walk by the pieces, the compositions seem to move. Hughes once remarked: “In my reverspective, you have a contradictory and paradoxical experience. I wouldn’t think they’re beautiful. I think . . . they can be awe-inspiring.”

Patrick Hughes

Rubbish Rainbow, 1978

Screenprint
28 1/8 × 18 7/8 × 1 in
71.4 × 47.9 × 2.5 cm
Edition of 82 of 100
This is part of a limited edition set.
$1,800
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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