Patrick Caulfield Paintings
Now available in paperback, this is the only major monograph to be published on the paintings of Patrick Caulfield, whose work has enjoyed widespread popular appeal and critical acclaim over the past four decades. When Caulfield established his reputation in the early 1960s, his deadpan handling and his reliance on vivid, flat colours encased in uniform black outlines led to him being hailed as one of the originators of Pop Art in England. Caulfield himself consistently denied an interest in popular culture, preferring instead to make timeless pictures that subtly and with great originality reconfigured such traditional subjects as interiors and still-lives. Illustrating over 150 works, this book reproduces almost all the paintings made by Caulfield since 1961. It weaves together analytical and interpretative texts published over the past quarter century by Marco Livingstone, the foremost authority on Caulfield’s work, with new material on different phases of the artist’s career. Individual key paintings are awarded separate, in-depth attention. Patrick Caulfield: Paintings is a long overdue assessment of the work of one of Britain’s most important painters. It will be welcomed by art specialists and enthusiasts alike.