Sunset Stripe 1962
60 x 46 cm
signed and dated
Whitford Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of works on paper by a leading British Pop
artist Derek Boshier.
only years when Boshier was working in the true Pop idiom were 1962 and
1963. Most of the works from 1963
were painted in
In the early 1960's, while still a student at London's Royal College of Art, Derek Boshier played a key role in the British Pop Art Movement. Boshier helped shape this historically critical period along with David Hockney, Allen Jones, R.B. Kitaj and Peter Phillips. In his works Boshier juxtaposes contrasting styles, but favours topical subject- matter such as the space race, political events and the Americanization of Europe. His pictures confront the world of consumer goods, symbols used in mass communications and human gesturer behaviour. The Pepsi logo is an iconic image he uses frequently, often replacing the sun or moon with this image. The campaign for striped toothpaste in 1962 shows the manipulative forces of advertising and the loss of individual identity that this brought in its wake. Boshier's characteristic 'custom-built men', cut out figures, pieced together as in jig-saw puzzle or in a process of disintegration arose directly from his reading of commentators such as Marshall McLuhan, Vance Packard and John Kenneth Galbraith and depicts caustic views about the mass media.
In addition to painting, he has produced works in a variety of mediums including graphics, sculpture, installation, photography and film. As an accomplished printmaker Boshier has created album designs for David Bowie and the Clash.
All works are for sale.
EXHIBITION DATES: Friday 10 - 31 March 2006
Please contact Yvonna Elphick at the gallery should you require any images or further information.
Galley opening hours: until - Monday to Friday