Mixed media collage signed and dated 'Nigel Henderson 1975' (lower left)
In 2019 Tate Britain staged a retrsopective of Nigel Henderson. Their cataloguing records that "The artist Nigel Henderson (1917-1985) pursued a creative career that spanned fine art, photography, exhibition-making and interior design initiatives. Vital Fragments focuses on the artist's experimental collage practice, which underpinned much of his thinking. Henderson's collages combine printed matter, paint and photography, and activate fragments of image and text in new ways. He wrote: 'I want to release an energy of image from trivial data. I feel happiest among discarded things, vituperative fragments cast casually from life, with the fizz of vitality still about them."
The present work characterises Henderson's witty use of collage.