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Cecil Collins; Anthony d'Offay

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Cecil Collins; Anthony d'Offay

by Jane Bown
gelatin silver print, 1981
18 7/8 in. x 12 3/8 in. (480 mm x 315 mm) image size
Purchased, 2009
Photographs Collection
NPG x133104

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  • Jane Bown (1925-2014), Photographer. Artist associated with 72 portraits, Sitter in 7 portraits.

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Jane Bown photographed art dealer and collector Anthony
D'Offay and artist Cecil Collins when the former held an
exhibition of Collins' new work at his gallery in Dering Street
in 1981. The photograph was commissioned by the Observer
for a feature titled, 'A portrait of the artist and his worldly
dealer'. From the late 1970s D'Offay held exhibitions by
Lucian Freud, Gilbert & George, Eduardo Paolozzi and Frank Auerbach. Collins was originally associated with Surrealism
in the 1930s, before following in the tradition of William Blake and Samuel Palmer. Collins had been appointed
MBE in 1979. Detail published in the Observer, 1 November 1981

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