Postcard from Trotsky to Trotsky (Comic-map made by both Trotsky in heaven and Trotsky in hell - a really dialectical condition) by Terry Atkinson

The painting is like an oversized postcard with the sectional divisions evoking a multi-view seaside postcard.


Acrylic on canvas
235 x 377 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,000 ( Total: £17,000)
Acquired in:
Terry Atkinson

It is accompanied by another large canvas offering the artist's interpretation of the iconography. The work acts as a piece of ‘history’ painting; or perhaps anti-history painting outlining the impossibility of history painting in our own times with multiple-perspectives caught up in opposing ideologies. The artist has strong connections with the artistic practice in Leeds where he teaches at the University and is the first significant work by Atkinson acquired by the gallery.


The artist.

Venue details

Leeds Art Gallery The Headrow, LEEDS West Yorkshire LS1 3AA 0113 3785350

Entry details

Free to all
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