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Ian Robinson
Ian Robinson
Saul Leiter sketchbooks
H 28 cm x W 36 cm x D 4 cm, 2Kg
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United Kingdom
Original, Unframed
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The inspiration
Ian Robinson paints collections. This painting is painted directly onto a beautifully carved wooden panel and is hung directly on the wall. The still life shows a sketchbook that belonged to the photographer Saul Leiter who was a painterly photographer. Perversely, Ian Robinson is a photorealistic painter. Ian Robinson, Saul Leiter sketchbooks, 2017, Oil on panel, unframed, 28 x 36cm

The artist

Ian Robinson

Ian Robinson's work is concerned with obsessions and the back-stories of collections. His photorealistic paintings of the objects of collections began when he was still at college, and he started to paint pictures of his own record collection. Upon moving to London, he suddenly found he had access to numerous other collections, including those of Sir John Soane, Cassiano Dal Pozzo, and Aby Warburg, and his focus has switched from music to literature. When he visits the collections, he makes drawings and takes photos, and then scales these up, sometimes by hand, sometimes by projecting the photograph on to the canvas, and paints them in minute detail over a period of months. The results are ...

Works by Ian Robinson

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Albums and Twelves


Roald Dahl Manuscripts


Horniman Library Anthropology Books


Schwitters in Exile


Roald Dahl Idea Books


Photography Books from Chelsea Art Library


Hans Ulrich Obrist Publications


Sir Hans Sloane Volume


Travel books


Book Corners


Folios from the Paper Museum of Cassiano Dal Pozzo


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