Lot 196 - Anne Rothenstein - Party Hat
Monoprint Collage on paper
Signed on Verso
This auction is raising proceeds for The Hepatitis C Trust
Anne Rothenstein is self-taught and lives and works in London. Born in 1949, the daughter of the late Michael Rothenstein and Duffy Ayres, she grew up in a lively and distinguished community of artists in the Essex village of Great Bardfield. Following a foundation course at Camberwell School of Art in the mid-1960s, Rothenstein worked as an actress for over a decade before gradually returning to painting.
Anne’s enigmatic paintings are frequently characterised by a dreamlike quality. Mysterious figures often populate her flattened landscapes and interiors.
The artist draws inspiration from found imagery, personal experience and memory, working instinctively to communicate atmosphere and psychological tension. Anne’s scenes are rendered with sinuous lines and a distinctive palette built up of thin washes of oil. Often painting directly on wood panel, the artist allows grain to blend with figure and landscape.
I have been exhibiting since the 90's having solo shows with Robert Sandelson, Jane England and Beaux Arts. I am a Royal West of England Academician and have regularly exhibited at the RA Summer Exhibition. I am now represented by Stephen Friedman Gallery. Since 2012 I have been designing covers for the London Review of Books.
Stephen Friedman Gallery
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
Collage has long been a part of my practice. These pieces are made with papers I have printed myself on various vintage papers which I have been collecting for many years.
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