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Michael Stokoe
(1933 -)

Grey Balls, 1966

SKU: 573

Signed and titled on the reverse
Painted wood, with an aluminium surround, on a painted wooden base 12 x 10 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (30.5 x 26.7 x 4.5 cm.), base 6 x 10 1/2 in. (15.3 x 26.7 cm.)

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 Provenance: Annely Juda Fine Art; Laurie Stewart

Best know as a printmaker, Stokoe produced three-dimensional works during a five-year period in the mid-1960s. I was at the time emerging from a more gestural form of painting into experiments with the properties of pure colour, here exploiting gravity, height, perspective and balance’ (Letter to Paul Liss, 6 February 2007).

Like many artists of the period Stokoe was excited by the new possibilities of perspex as a material, and especially the wide range of exciting colours that could be sourced from Denny’s art suppliers in Hammersmith,West London.

A fourth piece from this quartet’ (as Stokoe refers to the ensemble) remains in the private collection of the artist.

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THE ARTIST

Stokoe, Michael

1933 –

Painter, draughtsman, printmaker and teacher, born and lived in London. He was a student at St Martin’s School of Art, 1953-7. He worked for the advertising agency Charles Hobson and Associates, then in the marketing department of Iliffe Press. Was a member of the Printmakers’ Council and showed at RA, R01, Young Contemporaries, Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol and in 1967 John Moores Liverpool Exhibition. Solo shows included Bear Lane Gallery in Oxford, Drian Galleries and ZellaGallery,1998. Stokoe taught at Ravensbourne College of Design, 1966-96. Victoria & Albert Museum, public galleries in Hull, Leeds and Liverpool and a large number of educational authorities hold examples. Stokoe’s work in several mediums included hard-edge colour-field paint¬ings and prints, Op-Art, wall-based constructions and later more Fauvist-style works. His prints were published by Editions Alecto, Annely Juda and the Collectors’ Guild in America.

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