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William Green

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   


Untitled - Details

Untitled 1958
36 x 36 inches
Burnt bitumen on board

Acquired from England & Co by Tate, London.

Untitled - Details

Untitled (life painting) 1958

Oil on board