Joe Tilson British, born 1928

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Joe Tilson R.A. - The Software Chart Questionnaire, 1968
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British. Cool.
March 2024
Bonhams, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 500 - 700 GBP
Realised: 704 GBP
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Joe Tilson, R.A. - Colour Chart
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Modern British and Irish Art Day Sale
March 2024
Christies, London
Est.: 15.000 - 25.000 GBP
Realised: not available
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Joe Tilson - He, She and It; Proscinemi, Tiryns; Proscinemi, Dodona, Oracle of Zeus; Letter from Che; and Earth Ritual
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Evening & Day Editions
January 2024
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 1.000 - 1.500 GBP
Realised: 699 GBP
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Joe Tilson - Stele For Dionysos, 1981
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Prints & Multiples Online
October 2023
Bonhams, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 500 - 700 EUR
Realised: not available
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Joe Tilson - P. C. From N. Y. C.
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Prints and Multiples
September 2023
Christies, Hong Kong (Online Auction)
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 GBP
Realised: 5.040 GBP
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Joe Tilson - Stele For Dionysos, 1981
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Limited Editions and Artists' Jewellery
June 2023
Bonhams, London
Est.: 800 - 1.200 EUR
Realised: not available
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Joe Tilson - Two prints by the artist
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The Sale of the Century: An Important Corporate Collection of Prints and Multiples: Online
April 2023
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 1.200 - 1.600 USD
Realised: 504 USD
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Joe Tilson - Taste, from \'Five Senses\', 1999
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British. Cool.
March 2023
Bonhams
Est.: 500 - 700 GBP
Realised: 956 GBP
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Joe Tilson R.A. - Le Crete Senesi, Asciano (Unframed)
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Modern British and Irish Art
March 2023
Bonhams
Est.: 1.000 - 1.500 GBP
Realised: 3.060 GBP
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Joe Tilson R.A. - Le Crete Senesi, Sasso (Unframed)
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Modern British and Irish Art
March 2023
Bonhams
Est.: 1.000 - 1.500 GBP
Realised: 1.530 GBP
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Joe Tilson R.A. - Liknon, Top, Four Elements and Pomegranate, 1987 (unframed)
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British. Cool.
March 2023
Bonhams
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 GBP
Realised: 4.845 GBP
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Joe Tilson - T-Slot
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Prints & Multiples | Live OnlineAbstractions
February 2023
Bonhams
Est.: 600 - 900 USD
Realised: 319 USD
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The artist Joe Tilson

  • Important representative of British Pop Art.
  • Combination Pictures characterise his style.
  • Member of the Royal Academy of Arts.

Joe Tilson, born 24.08.1924 in London, is an important representative of British Pop Art. Characteristic for his works is the play with the language of signs. His so-called Combination Pictures combine symbols and iconic signs to create a synthesis of the arts. Some of his pictures, for example, are divided into lurid, richly coloured squares, rhomboids or bars and are decorated with meaning-laden signs such as hearts, hands or eyes as well as with letters of various alphabets and numbers.

The symbols are often taken from classical mythology or Neo-Platonism, while the colouring is often kept simple, as is typical of Pop Art. Before devoting himself to art, Tilson worked as a carpenter. At the end of the 1940s, he finally began studying at St Martin's School of Art in London, where he was taught by Leon Kossoff and Frank Auerbach, among others. This was followed by studies at the Royal College of Art, also in London.

There he won a scholarship in the 1950s, the prestigious Rome Prize, which enabled him to travel to Rome – where he stayed until 1957. In 1961, his works were shown at the Biennale de Paris and only a year later, the Marlborough Gallery in London dedicated his first solo exhibition to him. A pavilion at the 32nd Venice Biennale followed in 1964, and four years later he participated in documenta 4.

In the 1970s he was a guest lecturer at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg for a year. Today, Tilson's paintings belong to the collections of the Tate Gallery in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, among others. Tilson has been a member of the Royal Academy of Arts since 1991.

Der Künstler Joe Tilson

  • Bedeutender Vertreter der britischen Pop-Art.
  • Combination Pictures prägen seinen Stil.
  • Mitglied der Royal Academy of Arts.

Joe Tilson, geb. 24.08.1924 in London, ist ein bedeutender Vertreter der britischen Pop-Art. Charakteristisch für seine Werke ist das Spiel mit der Zeichensprache. Seine sogenannten Combination Pictures vereinen Symbole und ikonische Zeichen zu einem Gesamtkunstwerk. So sind einige seiner Bilder in grelle, sattgefärbte Quadrate, Rauten oder Balken aufgeteilt und mit bedeutungsaufgeladenen Zeichen wie Herzen, Händen oder Augen sowie mit Buchstaben verschiedener Alphabete und Zahlen versehen.

Die Symbole entspringen dabei häufig der klassischen Mythologie oder dem Neuplatonismus, während der Kolorit Pop-Art-typisch oft einfach gehalten ist. Bevor Tilson sich der Kunst widmete, war er als Zimmermann tätig. Ende der 1940er-Jahre nahm er schließlich ein Studium an der St Martin's School of Art in London auf und hatte dort u. a. Leon Kossoff und Frank Auerbach als Lehrmeister.

Anschließend folgte ein Studium am Royal College of Art, ebenfalls in London. Dort gewann er in den 1950er-Jahren ein Stipendium, den renommierten Rom-Preis, das es ihm ermöglichte, nach Rom zu reisen – dort hielt er sich bis 1957 auf. 1961 wurden seine Werke auf der Biennale de Paris gezeigt und nur ein Jahr später widmete ihm die Marlborough Gallery in London seine erste Einzelausstellung. 1964 folgte ein Pavillon auf der 32.

Biennale von Venedig, vier Jahre später die Teilnahme an der documenta 4. In den 1970er-Jahren war er für ein Jahr Gastdozent an der Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg. Heute gehören Tilsons Bilder u. a. in die Sammlungen der Tate Gallery in London und des Museum of Modern Art in New York. Seit 1991 ist Tilson Mitglied der Royal Academy of Arts.

Joe Tilson - Made in Italy - The Five Senses
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A Graphic Century including French Impressions: Prints from Ambroise Vollard and Henri M. Petiet
November 2022
Christies, New York (Online Auction)
Est.: 2.500 - 3.500 USD
Realised: not available
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Joe Tilson - Page 5, Snow White and the Black Dwarf
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First Open: Post-War and Contemporary Art Online
October 2022
Christies, London (Online Auction)
Est.: 8.000 - 12.000 GBP
Realised: not available
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Joe Tilson - Earth Ritual (Aus: Hommage à Picasso).
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The Art of Printmaking | ONLINE ONLY
October 2022
VAN HAM
Est.: 200 - 400 EUR
Realised: 317 EUR
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Joe Tilson RA - Eye Mantra
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Prints and Multiples
September 2022
Bonhams, London
Est.: 600 - 800 GBP
Realised: 701 GBP
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Joe Tilson - Bela Lugosi Journal II; and Snow White and the Black Dwarf
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Evening & Day Editions
September 2022
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 1.000 - 1.500 GBP
Realised: 252 GBP
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Joe Tilson - Transparency, Che Guevara II and I, October 9th 1967
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Evening & Day Editions
September 2022
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 1.000 - 1.500 GBP
Realised: 1.386 GBP
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Joe Tilson - Will and Testament
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Evening & Day Editions
September 2022
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 1.000 - 1.500 GBP
Realised: 1.638 GBP
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Joe Tilson - Demetrius\' Ladder; Delphic Oracle; and Proscinèmi, for Demeter, from Proscinèmi Oracles
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Evening & Day Editions
September 2022
Phillips, London Auction
Est.: 1.500 - 2.000 GBP
Realised: 1.386 GBP
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Joe Tilson R.A. - Le Crete Senasi, Tebaide, C (unframed)
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Modern British and Irish Art
July 2022
Bonhams, London
Est.: 1.500 - 2.500 GBP
Realised: not available
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Joe Tilson R.A. - Dionysos Karpios, C (unframed)
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Modern British and Irish Art
July 2022
Bonhams, London
Est.: 2.000 - 3.000 GBP
Realised: 2.423 GBP
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Joe Tilson R.A. - Demeter
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Prints and Multiples
April 2022
Bonhams, London
Est.: 500 - 700 GBP
Realised: 701 GBP
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Joe Tilson - Two Wrist Watches
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Editions & Works on Paper
March 2022
Phillips, New York Auction
Est.: 800 - 1.200 USD
Realised: 756 USD
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