Weight, Carel: Cup Tie


Commissioned by Guinness Breweries to publicise their famous Book of Records and launched in 1956, these colourful lithographs were intended to illustrate world records of the day and to be displayed on the walls of pubs and social clubs. Each artist was given a copy of the Guinness Book of Records from which they chose a record to illustrate. The prints reflected the interests of people at the time and contributed to the movement to democratise art in a period of drabness and austerity.

This print is from the second series, all of which we have in stock. It’s in in excellent condition and is mounted and ready to frame.

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Artist: Carel Weight, (1908-1997)

Title and date: Cup Tie, 1962

Size: 38.0 x 50.0 cms.


Artist description:

Born in London, Carel Weight studied at Hammersmith College of Art from 1926-9. He won a scholarship to the Royal College of Art but was unable to afford the fees so attended Goldsmith’s College of Art part-time. In 1932 he began teaching then after enlistment in 1942, he served as an official war artist from 1945-46. He joined the staff at the Royal College of Art in 1947 and 10 years later was appointed Professor of Painting, a post he held until 1973. A maverick figure, Weight’s paintings are characterised by strange landscapes and often exaggerated and distorted forms: “My art is concerned with such things as anger, love, hate, fear and loneliness emphasised by the setting in which the drama is played.”

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