'Hamburg Painting No. 2' 1961 - Stuart Sutcliffe
Oil on canvas, 124.5 x 100cm
Accession Number WAG6253
Sutcliffe left Liverpool in 1960 to play bass guitar with The Beatles in Hamburg night clubs. At the same time he attended Hamburg Art School. His tutor was Eduardo Paolozzi. This work is one of a series entitled 'Hamburg'. Sutcliffe was influenced by the European artists of the time, including in the grid forms Paolozzi himself. The textured surface and the subtle colour changes combine to create an atmospheric and energetic work.