Breathing Deep

Basil Beattie RA (b1935

Large black and white lithograph titled and signed in pencil, numbered 21/24.  Up until this point a painter of vibrant, dense canvases, this was Beattie’s first lithograph, dating from 1984.  It was printed at Curwen Studios.

The image consists of 9 squares or cells, each with symbol-like images inside. Beattie saw this first venture into lithography as an important influence on his paintings: “in a curious way it allowed me to rethink my way of making images and led to a new kind of freedom” (source: The Tate)


Measurements: 63 x 90 cm

Condition: In great condition, photographed behind glazing, full sheet visible. Shipping deframed and rolled. Frame can be collected but please note there are some scratches to the perspex.

This work has now been sold