Broken Promises (framed)

by Basil Beattie RA

Basil Beattie RA’s dynamic limited edition screen print has been created exclusively for the Academy in celebration of our Abstract Expressionism exhibition. Please note, this framed work is available for collection only from the Royal Academy of Arts.

This limited edition print is no longer available. For enquiries on other work by this artist, please contact us on 0207 300 5933

Artwork details

Artist Basil Beattie RA
Medium Print
Colour Black/Multicolour
Dimensions 48 x 39cm
Fabric & material Screenprint
Edition 30

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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.

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About Basil Beattie RA

Basil Beattie studied at West Hartlepool College of Art from 1950-55 and the Royal Academy Schools from 1957–61, then teaching at Goldsmith’s College in the 1980s and 90s.

Beattie 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... Go to artist page