New art acquisitions: Brian Rice
5 September 2017
Two artworks by the successful, innovative and highly-productive abstract painter and printmaker, Brian Rice, have joined RAMM’s collections.
Gifted through the Art Fund, they were offered to RAMM because of Rice’s close association with the Southwest. He studied and later lived and worked in the West Country. The two works, both artist proofs, are Change, screenprint 1969 and Odeon screenprint 1969. They are from Rice’s seminal period when he was in London (1962-1978).
During 1960s Brian Rice was at the heart of the creative and ground-breaking London Art Scene. He was part of the crowd of artists associated with the Royal College of Art such as David Hockney and Peter Blake. This addition to the city’s art collection allows Rice’s early formative work to be seen alongside Exeter, a later work by Rice from 1996 already in the collection. The new works also strengthen RAMM’s collection of 20th century prints and record the development of Rice’s visual language.
See the artworks
The works will be shown for the first time in RAMM’s forthcoming exhibition, Exeter’s Fine Art: Modern, starting 12 September.
Made possible with Art Fund support.