The screen print is signed and dated ’75 in pencil by the artist. It is of a very small edition size of twenty five copies only, this being numbered 17/25. In good condition.
Image size 375 x 505mm (15 x 20 inches)
Sheet size 522 x 635mm (20 x 25 inches)
Kitchen-Sink to Shangri-La’ , on page 116 is illustrated ‘A Woman and a Man’ which is an acrylic and collage on canvas which had been torn up and is dated 1979. ‘…as Greaves first marriage came to an end, the subjhenryk-gotlib-drawingsect of relationships had found its way to the foreground of his work’ The lithograph we have for sale is the same image.
‘Derrick Greaves was an instant success. He was still a student when he had his first solo show at Helen Lessore’s famous Beaux Arts Gallery, London, in 1953. Then the leading gallery for young figurative painters, the Beaux Arts was responsible for seminal exhibitions of, among others, Craigie Aitchison, Michael Andrews, Frank Auerbach, Francis Bacon, John Bratby, Jeffrey Camp, Edward Middleditch, Jack Smith, and Euan Uglow. Held at the same time as a selection of recent paintings by Francis Bacon (Greaves showed upstairs and Bacon downstairs), Greaves first exhibition gained enthusiastic coverage from the leading critics of the day including Stephen Bone in the Manchester Guardian, John Russell in the Sunday Times, Neville Wallis in the Observer and John Berger in the New Statesman’ by James Hayman in ‘Derrick Greaves From Kitchen-Sink to Shangri-La’ , 2007.