Occasional Table (Cristea 29)
Sheet 583 x 714mm (22 5/8 x 27 7/8in) (unframed)
Screenprint in colours
Signed and numbered in pencil
Edition of 500
Printed by Kelpra Studio, London
Published by Observer Art, London,
Screenprint of a table outlined with thick dark lines. An ashtray sits on the top of the table.
Public Collections: The Tate Gallery, London, presented by Roise and Chris Prater through the Institute of Contemporary Art, 1975, their reference PO4101; University of Warwick Art Collection ; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
Note: In his hard-edged, colour-blocked prints and paintings of innocuous interior scenes and domestic objects such as pots, Patrick Caulfield created a sense of the exotic from the ordinary. Caulfield emerged in the 1960s amid the rise of British pop artists. Early in the decade, he became interested in the flattened, authorless quality of commercial sign painting, which he adopted in his own work by eliminating any traces of brushwork.