Stuart Barrie Tag

Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1972
14.8 x 10.5cm, 2pp artist's postcard with six line drawings of parts of modern destroyers and an elevation of the whole battleship. The style by Stuart Barrie is a thin line above a flat purple which reflects much of Wassily Kandinsky's sprawling stylish paintings. Purple being a colour often used by the pioneer of abstract art. The various towers and gun placements drawn here take on figurative overtones - seeming to be alive and threatening.

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Dunsyre: Wild Hawthorn Press, 1972
12 x 16.6cm, 2pp artist's postcard with the text drawn by Stuart Barrie: "Jean Gris. His knife and fork" as if on a book cover. Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler was a famous art dealer who worked with the cubists and other avant garde artists including Gris who drew one of the best known portraits of Kahnweiler - who in turn wrote a seminal work on the painter. The reference to "knife and fork" suggests that the dealer was essential to Gris' practice (and may be a quote from the latter about Kahnweiler, we do not know?). It is also worth pointing out that the colour of the drawing here is grey - which is a translation of the painter's surname. VG+

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