Iguanagone by Frank Bowling

Frank Bowling is known for his highly coloured, textural, and often large scale abstract acrylic paintings and was the first Black British artist to elected to the Royal Academy of Arts in 2005.


Acrylic on canvas
78.7 x 182.9 cm
Art Fund grant:
£4,500 ( Total: £11,000)
Acquired in:
Rollo Contemporary Art

This painting fuses abstraction and glowing colour to evoke a non-specific, but deeply poetic sense of place. Iguanagone will link not only to works by other black artists in the Leicester collections, including Ronald Moody, Aubrey Williams and Pogus Caesar, but offer new insights into abstract works by Patrick Heron, Terry Frost and Derrick Greaves. This painting will support Leicester’s aim of increased representation of culturally diverse artists within the art collections.


The artist.

Venue details

New Walk Museum & Art Gallery 53 New Walk, LEICESTER Leicestershire LE1 7EA 0116 225 4900 visitleicester.info/museums

Entry details

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