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Alan Davie: Inspirational. Timeless

6 - 22 October 2021

Exhibition extended due to public demand 


Last week we celebrated what would have been the 101st birthday of Alan Davie, the major figure in the art of our time (born 28 September 1920, Grangemouth, Scotland - died 12 April 2014, Hertfordshire, England).

Absorbed by a wide range of interests and possessed incredible talent, Davie lived his long life occupied by music and painting. In the army, and unable to paint, he turned to words and love of poetry. He was captivated by the teachings of Zen philosophy, oriental mysticism and primitive art. He spent endless hours gliding and underwater swimming.

This exciting new exhibition at Alan Wheatley Art features a selection of early paintings from the 1950s and 1960s juxtaposed with works Davie had created later in his life, in 2008.

There is something for everyone – paintings for the art connoisseurs with Alan Davie works already in their collections, as well as for the new collectors looking for ‘the’ first Alan Davie painting, and, in addition, the art lovers who would like to enjoy and be inspired by the works of one of the most celebrated artists of Modern British Art.

Inspirational. Timeless.

 
 All works are for sale.

Rabbit's Dream, 1950

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on masonite
60 x 70.5 cm
Signed, dated and inscribed with the title verso

Untitled [14.1.52], 1952

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on masonite
60 x 46 cm
Dated

The HIding Place of Dragon, 1955

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on masonite
160 x 193 cm

Duck of Clubs, 1958

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on board
101.5 x 122 cm
Signed, inscribed and dated verso

Harbour Sunrise, 1958

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on paper
26.5 x 42 cm
Signed, inscribed and dated upper left 
(ADE – 0020)

Untitled No.17, 1958

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on paper laid on board
26.6 x 42 cm

Love Scene, 1959

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on paper
45.5 x 58.3 cm
Opus OG.59

Entrance for a Red Temple No.4, 1960

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on canvas
122 x 101.5 cm
Signed and dated verso
Opus O.318 

Game of Hook the Ghost, 1960

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on canvas
152.5 x 182.8 cm
Opus O.292

Insignia of the Three Men No.10, 1960

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on canvas
30.5 x 22.9 cm
Opus OG.1858

SOLD

Moon Bow No.6, 1960

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on canvas
23 x 30.5 cm
Opus OG.203

SOLD

Piggy Chain No.1, 1960

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on canvas
101.5 x 122 cm
Signed and dated verso

Castle for Queen 'B', 1961

ALAN DAVIE

30.5 x 42.5 cm
Signed, dated and inscribed with the title verso
Opus O.426A

SOLD

Joe's Lucky Dip, 1961

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on canvas
122 x 152.5 cm / 48 x 60 inches
Signed, inscribed and dated ‘Oct 1961’ verso
Opus O.411

Spray Day, 1961

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on paper
27.9 x 58.4 cm
Opus O.222H

Wheel on the Tight Rope, 1961

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on paper laid on board
42 x 53.3 cm
Opus OG.223/61-33

Woodpecker's Choice, 1961

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on canvas
101.5 x 122 cm
Opus O.389B

Joystick No.1, 1962

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on canvas
122 x 152.5 cm
Opus O.436

SOLD

Little Resurrection, 1963

ALAN DAVIE

Oil om canvas
122 x 101.5 cm / 48 x 40 inches
Signed, dated and inscribed with the title and opus number verso
Opus O.517

Build Me a Trophy, 2007

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on board
32 x 37 cm / 12 ½ x 14 ½ inches
Opus O.1912

RESERVED

A Method of Divination with Numbers, 2008

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on board
37 x 32 cm / 14 ½ x 12 ½ inches
Opus O.2027

In Such Cases, 2008

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on board
37 x 32 cm / 14 ½ x 12 ½ inches
Signed, dated and inscribed with the title verso
Opus O.1980

Inner Sanctum, 2008

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on board
32 x 37cm / 12 ½ x 14 ½ inches
Opus O.1976

Magic Fruit, 2008

ALAN DAVIE

Oil on board
37 x 32 cm / 14 ½ x 12 ½ inches
Opus O.1939

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