Jack Smith (1928-2011):
13 Elements on Grey ( Sound + Silence), 1970
Framed (ref: 9686)
Oil on board
Provenance: Tadema Gallery; Private collection
Exhibited; Sunderland Arts Centre 1977 Jack Smith, Paintings and Drawings 1949-1976, illustrated page 80
Similar works from this period are in the collection of
The Arts Council:
A letter from the artist to the previous owner, dated 05 august '69, reads;
"Dear S and D,
Thank you so much for sending me the photographs of my work you have, what I consider to be some very important paintings and it gave me great pleasure to see them again.
I hope that they will continue to fascinate and give you pleasure. Your choice is excellent.
Regarding '13 ELEMENTS ON BLACK (SOUND + SILENCE)' it is not acrylic board but Oil paint on black acrylic. I think that is important.
The provenance is Lord Strauss as you say. He and his wife ... ...... of good work. As you know he was a very active politician.
It has been a fascinating experience for me to see these works again and to know that they belong to people who have knowledge of art.
With best wishes to you both,