William Green became infamous in 1957 while a student at the Royal College of Art in London: films were shown world-wide of Green making black 'action' paintings by hurling bitumen and paraffin at a sheet of board before cycling across the picture and setting it on fire.
Publication: William Green: The Susan Hayward Exhibition (Exhibition 5 March-21 March 1993). Exhibition catalogue published by England & Co. 24 pages, 13 works illustrated b/w; b/w cover, 7 further b/w illustrations. Essays by Dr David Mellor, Jane England, and Denis Bowen; Text from NVCG catalogue 1958 by Michael Chalk. Extensive chronology, exhibitions, selected bibliography.
Copies available - contact the gallery.
Drawings & works on paper
Burnt bitumen on board
36 x 36 inches
Acquired from England & Co by Tate, London
Oil on board