A 1960s original resin bonded wall relief sculpture, by english artist Ron Hitchins
A 1960s orignal resin bonded aztec style wall relief sculpture, by english artist Ron Hitchins finish in rust red.
Originally exhibited at John Whibley Gallery, 60 George Street, W1, London in 1966
The sculpture then remained in the artists Hackney home, where he lived most of his life, until his death in 2019 at the age of 93 - see attached photo of the piece hanging on the stairs.
Ron Hitchins was a prolific artist working in and a selection of important pieces are to be exhibited in the london Victoria & Albert museum private collection. He has sold at Christie’s and Bonham’s amongst others and his work has appeared in the BBC’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’ and been featured in magazines and newspapers from
Born in the 1920s in London, Ron Hitchins moved to hackney aged 13 and started a market stall on the infamous Ridley Road, he was known as ‘the flash’ he was a colourful character in london’s east end. He started to design small terracotta necklaces with interesting abstract designs that he sold on his stall. From this he developed a career as an artist.
His designs were often inspired by foreign design influences, notably Aztec. He made some large beautiful sculptural pieces, most of which hung all over his house, both inside and out. he also worked with terracotta and made small 2" individual tiles and fried them in a small kiln in his basement, so each one is totally unique and a one off with no two tiles are the same design.
He used these tiles to create a wide range of pieces from lamps, mirrors and even a large backgammon table. With their unusual aztec inspired look combined with the new brutalism of the era, they all have a totally unique look and feel, that encapsulate the time in which he lived and worked.
Although much loved as an artist, Hitchins was first and foremost known as an avid flamenco dancer. he almost single-handedly introduced london to this form of dancing in the 1950s and 60s and until his death in 2019 he remained an active member of the flamenco dance scene. Claudine Roux, Andrew Tullis and Lucy Cash directed a short film about his life called ‘made in hackney’
Height: 86 cm
Width : 61cm
Depth : 4 cm
Condition: Good orignal condition,
Product code: ART 538
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