Broken Promises by Basil Beattie RA

Broken Promises by Basil Beattie RA

40.5 x 32 cm

Screenprint

Broken Promises by Basil Beattie RA

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Broken Promises by Basil Beattie RA
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Basil Beattie RA’s dynamic limited edition screen print has been created exclusively for the Academy in celebration of our Abstract Expressionism exhibition.

In stock

£750.00
Own Art

Artwork description

Broken Promises relates to a painting by Beattie of the same name, and features his characteristic ‘stair’ motif. Senior Academician Beattie describes the image as having ‘psychological and emotional weight’, citing the landmark Abstract Expressionism exhibitions of the late 1950’s as having profoundly influenced him at the time. Printed with oil-based inks (known for their vibrancy) at Advanced Graphics London, Beattie’s limited palette of black, red and grey lends this work strength and impact.

All proceeds from the sale of RA Editions prints go directly to support the RA Schools.
  • Medium - Screenprint
  • Dimensions - 40.5 x 32 cm
  • Edition - 30

About Basil Beattie RA

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Basil Beattie studied at West Hartlepool College of Art (1950-55) and the Royal Academy Schools (1957–61). He taught at Goldsmith’s College in the 1980s and 90s. He is best known for his evocative abstract paintings, featuring architectural motifs such as stairs, tunnels and other apertures which lend psychological and physical complexity to his work. Typically he employs a muted palate of earthy colours and uses expressive, gestural brushstrokes. He is also a printmaker. Beattie has twice been shortlisted for the Jerwood Prize and once for the Charles Wollaston Award. He was recently given a dedicated gallery at Tate Britain (2007).