Williams, Aubrey 1926-1990 Guyana Carib Festival
Williams, Aubrey 1926-1990 Guyana Carib Festival. 37 x 38.5 ins., (94 x 100.5 cms.), Oil on Canvas, Signed and Dated 74. Verso: Signed and Dated 78. Aubrey was attempting to resurrect the paintings of pre Columbian art in South America at this stage of his artistic career. It is quite amusing to see he recorded the date on the front of the painting as 74 and on the back 78. Sadly he died quite young of cancer no doubt caused by his heavy smoking. Aubrey gained great fame and held major exhibitions, sadly fame for artists is fickle. Last time I was in Tate Britain there were two good works by him hanging in the gallery.
Auction Date: July 2020