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Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in 1936, Gerald Laing emerged on the British Pop Art scene in 1962, two years into his arts education at Saint Martin's School of Art. In 1963, his painting Brigitte Bardot (1963) was included in Young Contemporaries 63, an exhibition at the Royal Society of British Artists' Galleries. Shortly afterwards, he visited the United States, where he met Andy Warhol, James Rosenquist, and Roy Lichtenstein, and spent a summer working for Robert Indiana. Just one year later, he moved to New York, having received an offer for representation from Richard Feigen Gallery, and he aligned himself with the American Pop Art movement. In 1965, his practice moved towards sculpture and away from abstraction. By 1973, Laing had become one of the country’s leading figurative sculptors.
Since Laing's death in 2011, his works have been included in nearly all major surveys of British Pop Art. His work is in public and private collections worldwide, including at the Tate, the V&A, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery in London; and in the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum, New York, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC.

From the Dragsters portfolio of 5 prints, an original screen print in colours on smooth wove paper, signed Gerald Laing in pencil lower right and numbered from the limited edition of 150 lower left. Printed and published by Gerald Laing with his blindstamp. Referenced in Ingram & Halliwell, 21. From the Westinghouse Art Collection, Pittsburgh, US

deceleration 2
screenprint in colour

a copy in the tate collection
signed and numbered from an edition of 150, with blindstamp
superb condition
shown in its original perspex box frame

image 890 x 585mm
frame 900 x 590mm

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