HANLY, Pat;

Showgirl and Gentlemen

1961
Oil on canvas
1500 x 1000mm

Inscriptions: Hanly 61 [l.r.]

This work was painted while Pat Hanly was in Florence on a British Arts Council scholarship and Italian government scholarship. The figures—freely distorted in scale, colour, and shape—clearly declare his debt to Henri Matisse, Marc Chagall, and especially Francis Bacon.

Exhibition History

Young Contemporaries, RBA Galleries, London, 1962

First solo exhibition, Comedy Gallery, London, 1961

Illustrated

Gregory O’Brien (ed.), Hanly (Tāmaki Makaurau: Ron Sang Publications, 2012), 43.

Provenance

1985–
Challenge Collection (later Fletcher Trust Collection), purchased from Webb’s, Tāmaki Makaurau, 24 July 1985, lot 189

1960s?
Collection of Mr and Mrs Otto Groen, Tāmaki Makaurau

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