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WILLIAM ROBERTS:

New Coterie No. 3



Illustration © The Estate of John David Roberts. Reproduced with the permission of the William Roberts Society. Catalogue information based on the catalogue raisonné by David Cleall. For this and full details of the exhibitions cited, see the links below.


New Coterie No. 3

New Coterie No. 3, summer 1926
Magazine size 19 cm x 25.5 cm

New Coterie ran from 1925 to 1927 and was edited by Russell Green, who had edited no. 6/7 of the original Coterie magazine (cf. Coterie No. 3, 1919); it was published by Charles Lahr (see The Prodigal Sets Out 1927–8). The same black line drawing of six figures appearing to be workers or artists, with arms in the air – according to his daughter Oonagh, Charles Lahr used to claim that the design represented 'the Communist Party at the barricade – all six of them!' – was used with different colour backgrounds for four issues of the magazine: nos. 1 (strong red background, Nov. 1925), 2 (red background, spring 1926), 3 (green background, summer 1926) and 4 (yellow background, autumn 1926). A different design, also by Roberts was used for the covers of the final issues, nos. 5 and 6 (1927).




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