A COLLECTION OF 35 COMMERCIALLY PRINTED COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHS OF LATE WORKS BY COLLINS. c. 1988.

£145.00

A collection of 35 different 15 x 10.5cm, colour photographs (commercially printed) in which Collins documented a series of late paintings (we estimate from 1988 onwards) – mostly pastels – in which he has changed his style and evolved a much more interesting series of works than the previous paintings.

Taking his subject matter from glamour or porn magazines, saucy seaside postcards, still lives, and prostitute’s advertising cards these works are in a less realistic style than the paintings of women Collins did in the 70s and early 80s. The loose, colourful style is much more like that of George Condo or John Currin and while much of the subject matter is still an interest in female sexuality, the works are more post-modern and ironic. It may be that Collins did not intend such a shift in his work but these are far more interesting paintings than the earlier rather sad and obsessed portraits of women that give off an aura of voyeurism.

Collins has joined some of the photographs together using Scotch tape to create potential triptychs from the  works.

It is not known where these paintings are. They were not found in Collin’s archive after his death. We would be interested should anyone know of their location.

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