One of Davie's great masterpieces of automatism showing him at his confident best. Mysterious forms, possibly human, emerge out of the swirling paint strokes anchored by a mysterious black column with numbers on it. A creamy blend of greys, blacks, reds, pinks, light blue and white produce an immensely enticing work which, due to its size, can be particpated in. As in several of Davie's best works we are left wondering whether a creature is looking out at us.
Acquired directly from the artist by the previous woners in the 1960s
Private collection, UK
New York, Catherine Viviano Gallery, Alan Davie, 1956, cat. no.14.
Alan Bowness (ed.), Alan Davie, Lund Humprhies, London, 1967, cat. no. 73.