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'Last Radio Playing (VIII)'

30" x 22" (76 x 56cm)

In early 2015, Chris Gollon (1953 - 2017) painted a series of 10 works on paper all entitled 'Last Radio Playing', as an experiment in colour. In this and each image from the series, he kept the same subject matter, and experimenting only with composition and colour, looking at the various combinations of colour contrasts, such as simultaneous contrast, saturation contrast and many others from Johannes Itten’s seminal book The Art of Colour. Gollon used all variations of the colour spheres and scales from Itten’s book in his series of 10 paintings. The title ‘Last Radio Playing’ comes from a Bob Dylan lyric in the song ‘Shooting Star’. This work also appears in the film installation: 'FIREWALL' (a collaboration with the Sleaford Mods).

Chris Gollon enjoyed the company of musicians and had a lifelong love of music. Lyrics from songs often led him to ideas for images. In fact, one of his first major museum acquisitions was a major work on canvas entitled 'Einstein & The Jealous Monk', which comes from a line in Bob Dylan's great 1964 ballad Desolation Row. The painting was acquired by a major museum collection, and now hangs alongside works by Francis Bacon, Sir Jacob Epstein and L.S. Lowry.

London-born British artist Chris Gollon (1953 - 2017) was a very established and critically-acclaimed name in European painting, with many solo museum shows and museum acquisitions, including the British Museum. For further details on the recent books published on his work, public commissions, press coverage, visit the artist's official information website: Holding his artistic estate, IAP Fine Art has exclusivity on Gollon's work, and we help collectors begin or expand their collections, and we also work with museums and cathedrals with regard to exhibitions and acquisitions.

IAP Fine Art is based in both London & Monmouth. If required, via Hitachi Finance, our finance scheme helps collectors purchase (or part-purchase) any work of art up to £25,000 on interest-free credit over 10 months. It's an excellent scheme and available to UK Residents, terms and conditions apply.

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