‘Boys’, ‘Buildings’, and ‘Beauties’ (The Two Cultures)


Three screenprints on Velin Arches, 'Boys', 'Buildings', and 'Beauties', from the classic series The Two Cultures, dedicated to the writer C.P. Snow, published by the Robert Fraser Gallery in 1981 in an edition of 75. A set is in the collection of Tate Britain, viewable in the Prints and Drawings Rooms by appointment. Lord Snow, the novelist, physical-chemist and cultural critic who authored The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution, a book-form publication of his influential 1959 Rede Lecture on the gulf between the sciences and humanities, had become a friend of Brian's in the last 6 months of his life, and considered his paintings and constructions of the period to represent a possible merging of the two disciplines.