Above and Below 7, by Basil Beattie RA

This unique work is displayed as part of the Basil Beattie RA: A Passage of Time exhibition in the Keeper’s House of the Royal Academy of Arts from 23 February – 23 April 2018. 

Please note, this framed work is available for collection only from the Royal Academy of Arts once the exhibition has closed.

£1,200.00

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Artwork details

Artist Basil Beattie RA
Medium Drawing
Colour Black/White
Dimensions 28 x 36cm
Fabric & material Graphite

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Artwork description

While Basil Beattie is best known for his abstract paintings featuring architectural motifs, often including stairs, ladders and tunnels, his works on paper have formed an important part of his practice throughout his illustrious career. Psychological and physical complexity abound in the deceptively simple visual language used by Beattie to explore certain preoccupations, such as the passing of time and notions of the journey.


This is one of a number of monochromatic drawings in Beattie’s Above and Below series in which he uses geometric shapes and lines to create graphic images of seemingly endless variation.