In Little Tut, Davie uses an innovative segmentation of the canvas into three background colours from which springs one of his most joyous and playful images. Davie's strong colours bounce off the muted background while the striped lower segment reinforces the sense of forward propulsion.
Gimpel Fils, London Acquired directly from the above by the present owner in 1973
London, Gimpel Fils, Alan Davie, 1966, no. 9; Hannover, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Alan Davie, 1967-1968, p. 49, no. 33, illustrated in black and white; Dusseldorf, Kunstverein, Alan Davie, 1968, no. 31, illustrated in black and white; Edinburgh, Richard Demarco Gallery, Alan Davie, 1968, no. 30; and New Delhi, Lalit Kala Akademi, 2nd Indian Triennale, 1971, no. 7