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Zippers: New Works by Frank Bowling R.A

Brochure relating to an exhibition, 2009
Published by: ROLLO Contemporary Art
Year published: 2009

image of Zippers: New Works by Frank Bowling R.A

Zippers took place at ROLLO Contemporary Art, 11 September - 9 October 2009, with a Private View on 10 September.

A fold-out brochure accompanied the exhibition. It introduced the exhibition and included two quotes, one by Bowling himself and one by Mel Gooding, who, the brochure stated, “will be writing the long-awaited monograph of Frank Bowling’s works in 2010, to be published by the Royal Academy.”

The brochure features four small images from the exhibition, plus one larger one. The brochure’s covers features a detail of one of the works.

Zippers is the new series of work by Frank Bowling. Devised in 2009, these paintings exude life and vibrancy in their citric colours and energetic application of paint. As the name suggests, the straight yet jagged line running through the centre of each painting is the key trait in this latest series of paintings. The name also references Barnett Newman - an artist Bowling has sometimes alluded to in his titles, such as Who’s Afraid of Barney Newman, 1968.

Bowling himself, in the same brochure, writes “My work is indebted to and emerges (sic) the first generation of American Abstract Expressionist painters: Barney Newman, Pollock, Rothko, and Clifford Still…”


Related people

»  (Sir) Frank Bowling OBE, RA

Born, 1935 - 1937 (probably 1936) in British Guiana (now Guyana) Caribbean/S. America

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Related venues

»  ROLLO Contemporary Art

London, United Kingdom