The newspaper man: Michael Andrews and the art of painted collage

by Mark Hallett

04 Sep 2020
Journal of the British Academy, volume 8 (2020)
https://doi.org/10.5871/jba/008.105
36 (pp. 105-140)

Abstract: This article focuses on an ambitious and complex pair of pictures painted by the prominent English artist Michael Andrews in the early 1960s, in which he juxtaposes a mass of visual elements taken from various photographic sources. Deer Park (1962) and All Night Long (1963–4) offer fascinating examples of what we might call painted collage. They also see Andrews testing out the possibilities of a new kind of painting of modern life, in which the forms of pictorial fragmentation and overlap associated with collage are brought to bear on the narratives and imagery of hedonistic party-going, as expressed in contemporary literature, journalism, photography and film.

Keywords: Collage, Michael Andrews, painting, photography, Deer Park, All Night Long.

Aspects of Art Lecture, read 2 July 2019.

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