This is a vintage poster that dates to 1978.
It is an original poster used to advertise an exhibition held by Paul Neagu at the Richard Demarco Gallery during the Edinburgh Festival.
My poster is highly collectable - and it is being sold unframed - and is in excellent condition.
It has been signed by Neagu in pencil - and dated Edinburgh 1984 - possibly when these posters were in the possession of Richard Demarco.
This is an original exhibition poster - which would have been produced in small amounts to advertise Neagu's exhibition. The pencil signature is a genuine signature by the artist.
The sheet measures 64 x 45 cm.
It will look fabulous all framed and on display - a great investment piece and decorative artwork for a modern industrial style interior - very steampunk! The image of one of Neagu's Brutalist sculptures is certainly a most stunning one.
HISTORY & BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:
Paul Neagu (1938 – 2004)
Paul Neagu was a Romanian artist who worked in a wide variety of media – he excelled at drawing, sculpture, performance art, and watercolour painting. He died in London, 2004
His influences included Cubism, Marcel Duchamp, Constantin Brancusi, Joseph Beuys. His performances and sculptures influenced a generation of British artists. He taught at Hornsey, Slade, Chelsea, and Royal College schools of art, with his students including Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, and Rachel Whiteread.
Neagu was born in 1938 in Bucharest, On completing his baccalaureate in 1959 he trained as an electrician, based in the local power station. He later worked as a cartographer and topographer for the railway network and became involved in stage design.
He attended Nicolae Grigorescu Institute of Fine Arts in Bucharest, where the syllabus prioritized figurative painting. He was more interested in sculpture, abstraction, and cosmological forces rather the socialist realism being promoted at the Institute. He was an avid reader of French art magazines which were forbidden to the student – and he was much drawn to the wonders of kinetic art.
After graduating in 1965 his paintings expanded into three dimensions, and Neagu made boxes he described as ‘strange mixed media objects’. These were counter to state-supported art, and he would hide these from official view.
In 1969 he had his first British solo exhibition at the Edinburgh Festival – where he became friends with the Scottish impresario, Richard Demarco – who would promote his work in Edinburgh for many years.
His works can be found in public collections including, among others, the British Museum, London, le Fond départemental d'art Contemporain, Seine-Saint-Denis, Bobigny, France, the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin, the Musee Cantonal de Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Switzerland, the National Museum of Art of Romania, Bucharest, the Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia, USA, and the Tate Gallery, London (where there is a Paul Neagu display room).