Chelsea Arts Club - Over the Top by Gwyther Irwin

Artist: Chelsea Arts Club
Materials: Screenprint
Dimensions (cm): 46 x 61
Dimensions (inches): 18 x 24
Signature: Signed, numbered and titled by the artist
Frame: Available unframed or in new ash box frame by Harry Eagle. Unframed £400, framed £500
Stock No: 1085 Irw (13/100), 1139 (76/100), 1370 Irw (HC5/8)
Price: £400
Provenance: Chelsea Arts Club

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Genre: Abstract


Gwyther Irwin’s most famous artworks were pictures assembled from newspaper and magazine pages, sometimes including string, wood-shavings, chalk and paint.

This print comes from a series of 16 created by artist members of the Chelsea Arts Club for the club’s centenary in 1991.

Prints numbered 13/100 (£500 framed) and 76/100 and HC v/VIII (£400 unframed) are available.

(David) Gwyther (Broome) Irwin (7 May 1931 – 18 October 2008) was a British abstract artist born in Basingstoke, Hampshire, who had lived much of his life in north Cornwall. He was educated in Dorset, at Goldsmith’s College and at the Central School of Art in London 1951–1954. Irwin first came to prominence in 1957 with an exhibition at Gallery One, and another at Gimpel Fils in 1959. In 1964, he represented Britain at the Venice Biennale, along with Joe Tilson, Bernard Meadows and Roger Hilton.  His most famous artworks consisted of pictures assembled from newsprint and fragments of advertisements on paper, which he collected from the streets with his wife, and which were then worked up into collages often of fine delicacy and quite subtle shades. Some of his later works also used string, wood shavings, chalk and paint. British artist limited edition print, Chelsea Arts Club centenary portfolio