Sandra BLOW (1925-2006)
Gouache and graphite
Signed and dated 1989
Paper size 38 x 36.5cm
'This drawing provided the basis for the etching ‘Upward Movement’ which I commissioned for a black + white show of her work. This was the exhibition she was working on at the time of her sudden death. For this reason the editioned etching remains unsigned, apart from a few proof copies, Why a black + white show? After the huge success of the colourful shows marking her 80th birthday, Sandra posed the question ‘Ron, do you think I am painting old women’s paintings - tell me honestly’? To which I replied, ‘NO, but to keep you on your toes, let’s have only black + white for the planned show in Aldeburgh’ .... she laughed! The exhibition was to be a joint one with fellow RA, Geoffrey Clarke - they were mutual fans of each other.'
From the collection of Ron Howell
Sold for £2,900
This work has multiple creases, corner pin holes and is irregularly cut on each margin, the paper has browned a little but there is no foxing
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