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Big Bird Takes Flight

Posted on: 17 October 2022 | Category: 2022

Left: Frank Bowling © Nicholas Sinclair. Right: Frank Bowling, Big Bird, 1964 © Frank Bowling. Both images: All Rights Reserved, DACS 2022.

Big Bird by Sir Frank Bowling RA is one of the largest paintings in our collection and has been loaned to several prestigious London exhibitions. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at the painting and the logistics involved in its journeys.