Pop Poster Collages 1961-1963

Paper on board.

Influenced by building site hoardings seen in Milan in 1961, particularly in relation to structure and scale.

” I started selecting colour and, to some extent, subject matter……However there was always the overriding influence of abstract values which I had to return to, in most of the collages it was vertical construction, or geometrical in some form.”

Extract from an interview with Richard Allen in 1998, from the University of Wales, Retrospective exhibition catalogue 1998 and Offer Waterman ‘Richard Allen a retrospective’ exhibition catalogue 2008.