Patrick Hughes b. 1937
T01512 Collected Works (part two) 1971
Inscribed on the back ‘Collected Works/(Part Two)/’ Patrick Hughes/1971 Gloss paint (Humbid and Dulux), wood, sand on hardboard, 48 x 80 (122 x 203).
Purchased from the Angela Flowers Gallery (Gytha Trust) 1972.
Exh: John Moores Exhibition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, May–July 1972 (18).
The artist wrote (7 April 1972): ‘The first “Collected Works” was painted in 1962 and shown in Critic’s Choice at Tooth’s in 1963. It is 36 x 48 in. and in the collection of Mrs Dorothy Morland. It is also known as Top Twenty. It contained twenty pictures painted in the previous two years. They were different in format and size.
‘Collected Works (Part Two) was painted in about six weeks, October to December 1971. Each image is 12 x 16 in., each is landscape in format, there are four horizontal rows of five. It was painted after the opening of my one-man show at the Angela Flowers Gallery in October 1971, a time when one looks back and forward…