Cléo from 5 to 7 1962


Cléo from 5 to 7

Catalogue raisonné no. 5

Artist's CR 002



Oil on canvas

48 x 25 inches / 0 cm

Selected Citations and Comments

A painting done at home after Lolita Through the Keyhole. Very fine grained dots - the smallest I ever attempted and a conscious effort to reach that extreme. Noteworthy mainly for the fact that because it depicted a girl in a swing, I had special aluminium brackets fabricated on which the whole painting could itself swing. These brackets foreshadowed later application of mechanical interests to art. I did try even to have lightening holes drilled in them, much the same as those found on racing cars, but could not find a technician to do it. Cléo was taken from a poster advertising Agnes Varda’s Cléo from 5 to 7.

Gerald Laing, 'Aspen Notebook', unpublished manuscript, 1966

Image of French actress Corinne Marchand.

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