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JOHN BRATBY
(1928-92)
Sunflower
(c.1980)
Oil on canvas
30" x 24" (760mm x 610mm)
Signed lower centre
Provenance: Private Collection, UK (acquired directly
from the artist)
'[Bratby's] paintings are certainly unambiguous and
refreshingly accessible, sure in their purpose of celebrating
the sheer physicality of people and things on a heroic level of
emotion. The streaks and swathes and tubings of bright
pigment make an exuberant appeal to the senses. Raw and
vital, [his] best paintings have a life-enhancing vulgarity which
transcends all questions of tastefulness.'
Andrew Lambirth
The Independent (1992)
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