‘Looming almost two metres in height, “Mindgame” is a large-scale example of Peter Halley’s celebrated geometric abstractions that brought him to prominence in New York during the 1980s’ .
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‘Looming almost two metres in height, “Mindgame” is a large-scale example of Peter Halley’s celebrated geometric abstractions that brought him to prominence in New York during the 1980s,’ says our specialist Anna Touzin of this highlight from our First Open Online auction.
Halley’s use of Roll-A-Tex – a textural additive common to suburban buildings – lends his works a base architectural quality, as if extracted from the ceiling of a motel. His vibrant colours are similarly conceived: where bright primaries and Day-Glo colours evoke fluorescent indoor lighting and the glare of inner-city neon.
‘Coming from an important Italian collection, it’s definitely one of the most colourful works in the First Open auction!’
Peter Halley (b. 1953), ‘Mindgame’, 2003. Acrylic, Day-Glo acrylic, pearlescent acrylic and Roll-A-Tex on two attached canvases, 76 ⅛ x 56 ⅞ in. (193.5 x 144.5 cm.).
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