Unspecified Material 1959

acrylic, wire and books on burlap, mounted on board

96.5 x 97.7 cm

dated 16/3/59 on the reverse

Unspecified Material 1959



with Washington Square Galleries, New York
purchased by Felix Landau c.1959
Landau Family Collection, Los Angeles, and by descent
Christie’s London 20th November 2014, lot 142
Private Collection, London


Alan Gallery, New York, no.125
One of Latham’s ‘skoob’ (books spelt backwards) works; from 1958 books became a crucial element in his art, and he saw them as a source of knowledge but also error.