Roger Hilton

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Open: temporary closure

31 St George Street, W1S 2FJ, London West End, UK
Open: temporary closure


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Roger Hilton

London

Roger Hilton
Exhibition: to Thu 4 Jul 2019
temporary closure

S|2 London presents an exhibition of never-before-seen works charting the final years of Roger Hilton’s pioneering, and provocative, career. Presented in collaboration with Jonathan Clark Fine Art and co-curated by Kenny Schachter, the exhibition showcases unearthed works on paper from the artist’s estate, painted from the confines of Hilton’s bed between 1973 and 1974.

Artworks


Sothebys S2 Roger Hilton 1

Sothebys S2 Roger Hilton 2

Sothebys S2 Roger Hilton 3

Sothebys S2 Roger Hilton 4

Sothebys S2 Roger Hilton 5

Sothebys S2 Roger Hilton 6

Sothebys S2 Roger Hilton 7

In a letter to Peter Townsend in 1973, Hilton said of these works:
“You have to be pretty witty with poster paints, if they are not to become inert; the new paintings (started in December 1972) are almost pointillist in their complexity, to overcome the natural inertia of poster paints. I have reached a stage now of simplifying. Art is essentially a breaking out, a shedding of old moulds. Every true artist is a revolutionary, but only in his own domain. He probably does not even vote.”

The exhibition at S|2 includes over 80 works and is accompanied by a newly published book, featuring essays by Kenny Schachter, Andrew Lambirth and Simon Hucker.

Courtesy of the artist and Sotheby‘s S|2 Gallery, London

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