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David Evans:
Der Freischütz, a design for Carl Maria von Weber's opera which premiered in 1821.

Framed (ref: 8300)
Photomontage and pen & ink on paper 8 ¼ x 8 in. (21 x 20 cm)
 


Provenance: The Artist's Studio


Literature: "David Evans (1929-1988)", edited by Sacha Llewellyn & Paul Liss, published by Liss Llewellyn Fine Art, 2017. ISBN 978-0-9930884-6-9.Cat 5, page 12.


Der Freischutz is a design for Carl Maria von Weber's opera which premiered in 1821.
Music was a lifelong passion for Evans, both classical and pop, which he explored through the record shop he ran in London and attending concerts, especially to see Pete Gage perform. Titles including, Al Ziggy and Trev (1980), Buskers (1979); To the strains of piped Grieg; Choral Symphony (1981-2); Music Underground (1981-2); “Devil’s Trill” Sonata; Grosse Nachtmusik. Evans frequently alluded to the similarities between art and music and each of his works was given an Opus number.

Early in his career Evans showed photo-montages at fashionable London restaurants such as Gallery One and gained several commissions. These included a design for the Hollywood Room in the Observer Film Exhibition, 1956, and a mural for the Soup Kitchen, Knightsbridge.  Until recently Evans early work remained unrecorded - its rediscovery allows for a fuller understanding of his development as an artist.