Ken Kiff : The Sequence by Emma Hill
In 1971, at the age of thirty five, the artist Ken Kiff (1935 – 2001) began a related series of almost two hundred paintings, which came to be known as The Sequence. He was to continue working on the images – which were executed in acrylic on supports of simply stretched paper, and mostly of a modest scale – intermittently until his death. Conceived as a single entity, The Sequence is without precedent in the history of modern British art and offers a fascinating insight into Kiff’s way of thinking as a painter.
This book was produced to coincide with the exhibition of the same name, and features a foreword by Paul Greenhalgh. This exhibition, supported by Marlborough Fine Art, was the first major display of Ken Kiff’s work in over 20 years.
The publication includes a 2 page fold-out out towards the back featuring a Triptych completed by Kiff during his tenure as Associate Artist at the National Gallery (1991-3).
Emma Hill is a curator and writer who has worked in the visual arts for over 30 years.