Douglas Hickman Design for a Brutalist Building 2017-04-26T17:14:46+00:00

Project Description

Douglas Hickman Design for a Brutalist Building

Douglas Hickman (? – 1990)

Design for a Brutalist Building (1968)

Signed and dated ‘Douglas Hickman 1968’

Watercolour and ink on paper

35.5×76.2cm (14 x 30 inches)

£1,380

Hickman was an architect practising in Birmingham, famous for producing probably the only major work on Birmingham’s architecture.  He restored Birmingham’s Great Western Arcade, a splendid Victorian shopping arcade.   In the present picture, a glorious 1960s brutalist concrete building is presented below a dark brooding sky; small figures arrayed beforehand are dominated by the building, relief being provided only by a tree.

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