AN ENGLISH CUBIST




WILLIAM ROBERTS:

Change of Address



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Change of address card

Change of Address, 1960–61
Pen and ink

A design produced for a change-of-address card for Ernest Cooper's London Health Centre Ltd, which moved its head office from 9 Wigmore Street to 35 Baker Street sometime in 1960–61. The illustration was later reused for a card announcing a further move, to 78 Baker Street, in 1965–6. The bearded figure leading the move is Cooper himself. One of the items being moved bears a reference to Dean's Mill – purchased by Cooper in the mid-1950s: 'We buy the wheat on the farm and grind it at our own mill' (advertisement on the back cover of the 1956 edition of Bread: The Whole-Wheat Way to Health). Among other objects the movers are carrying is a large painting: Cooper displayed some of his William Roberts art collection in his shops.
EXHIBITION HISTORY: Worthing 1972
Cf. Across the Counter 1958




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