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Noel Forster: Open Works

Noel Forster: Open Works
Library Shelf Location 18.FORS
Publication Date 2008
Description This exhibition is surprising not only in that it presents an important series of works not seen for over 30 years but also because these works are not in the signature style associated with the artist and therefore confound preconception. At the end of the 1960's the abstract painter Noel Forster (1932-2007) embarked on a series of "open works" each approximately 1m by 15m, which could be rolled out at different lengths, held in tension, strung hammock-like across a space or laid out on a surface such as the floor. These works acknowledged historical precedents such as the Chinese painted scroll, religious and political rolled texts, banners, and tapestries but they were also a contemporary challenge designed to remind us that paintings are real objects in the world.
ISBN 9781906203160
Quantity 1
Pages 16
Format Paperback
Publisher CHELSEAspace
Related Artist Noel Forster
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Artist's Nationality British/UK
Language English

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