Joseph Henry Lynch was an English artist, born in 1911, whose works gained popularity in the mid-1960s. Tina (1961), his most famous painting was sold as pop art in chain stores like Boots & Woolworths, but despite selling hundreds of thousands of prints, Lynch was relatively unknown in his time, and presumably disillusioned, the artist destroyed a number of his artworks before he died in 1989. This print of Tina is probably one of the best Lynch prints I’ve seen, and aside from some minor damage to her nose, is in immaculate condition. There’s some wear to the frame, which I think is probably original, but the intensity of the colours of the print more than make up for these minor defects. Often linked to Tretchikoff in terms of his over-the-top kitsch style, Lynch is becoming more and more popular, and locally I’ve seen framed Tina’s selling for in excess of R1500, with ebay prints selling for around the same price.
Dimensions: 67cm tall x 56cm wide
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