Frank Bowling

Mirror

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About the artwork
About the artist
About the artwork
Mirror, 1964-6 is a one of Frank Bowling’s early masterpieces. The artist has explained the piece as capturing his experience as an artist at that particular moment in time. The spiral staircase is from the Royal College of Art, where Bowling studied, and in the painting it ‘serves as an entry to another culture’. Surrounded by aspects of contemporary design and fashionable Op Art, Bowling depicted his then wife in between two figures that represent himself. The top figure Bowling has described as an ‘entity split off from myself, who is always on the verge of pulling the whole edifice down.’
  • Artist Frank Bowling
  • Artwork Mirror
  • Exhibition Frank Bowling
  • Credit Original: Oil paint on canvas 310 x 216.8 cm Tate. Presented by the artist, Rachel Scott, and their 4 children: Benjamin and Sacha Bowling, Marciaand Iona Scott 2013
About the artist
Frank Bowling (born 1936) moved to Britain in his late teens from Guyana, and studied painting at the Royal College of Art alongside David Hockney, R.B. Kitaj and Derek Boshier, graduating in 1962 with the Silver Medal in painting. Bowling’s work combines figuration, abstract elements, contemporary and autobiographical references with intense experimentation and exploration of the possibilities of paint. He was elected as a member of the Royal Academy of Arts in 2005, and awarded an OBE in 2008. He continues to work in his studios in New York and London.
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DELIVERY TIMES

We aim to deliver custom prints within 10 working days. For countries outside of Europe, delivery may take up to 20 days.

As each print is handmade to order they take a little longer to prepare. We’ll dispatch your order as soon as it is ready, separately from any other items.

UNFRAMED PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £3.60 per order

Europe — £12.00 per order

Rest of world — £28.00 per order

FRAMED & CANVAS PRINTS DELIVERY CHARGES

UK — £7.50 per print

Europe — £20.00 per print

Rest of world — £50.00 per print

We currently offer free standard delivery on all UK orders over £50. Here’s more information on delivery.

REFUNDS & RETURNS

As custom prints are made to order, unfortunately we cannot accept returns if you have changed your mind or made a mistake.

If we have made a mistake, or there is a problem with your order, then please contact our customer service team at shop.online@tate.org.uk or by phone on +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday – Friday, 9.45–18.00).

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