The Blue Posts

© the estate of Patrick Caulfield. All rights reserved, DACS 2024. Image credit: British Council Collection

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In a letter dated March 1990 the artist wrote of this painting ''The Blue Posts' refers to yet another public house of that name. It is an establishment without any particular distinction or charm, but conveniently close to my London studio. The suggestion of colour and object in the title was appealing in that they are absent from the painting, which, however, still retains a visual association with the place itself. The painting is an analogy of this place constructed from various other sources and memories'.

British Council Collection



The Blue Posts




acrylic on canvas


H 289.5 x W 205.7 cm

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purchased from Waddington Galleries, 1990

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British Council Collection

British Council, 1 Redman Place, London, Greater London E20 1JQ England

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