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Painter, Object Artist, Photographer, b. 1934 - d. 2005

Mark Boyle (11 May 1934 – 4 May 2005) was a Scottish artist born in Glasgow and known for his work in the cultural UK Underground of the 1960s around the Traverse Theatre, and was exhibiting since 1985 with Joan Hills and their children Sebastian and Georgia as Boyle Family.

Although Boyle Family have worked across a wide range of different media (including painting, photography, sculpture, film, projection, sound recordings and drawing), they are perhaps most well known for their Earth studies. These pictures - highly accurate painted casts that operate somewhere between painting and sculpture - involve the meticulous re-creation of randomly chosen areas of the Earth's surface using resin and fibreglass (as well as real materials from the site) and have been exhibited internationally. Past shows have included the British Pavilion at the XXXIX Venice Biennale in 1978, Beyond Image - Boyle Family (Hayward Gallery, London) in 1986 and Boyle Family (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh) - a major retrospective held in 2003.

In addition to developing highly original casting techniques, Mark Boyle and Joan Hills also pioneered the use of liquid light shows during the 1960s. These projections played a seminal role in the development of the counter-culture of the period. The light environments were used to accompany stage performances by such artists as Jimi Hendrix and jazz-rock pioneers Soft Machine.

Amongst others he collaborated with George Brecht, Peter Schmidt (artist), Cornelius Cardew, and John Tilbury.

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      • Boyle, Mark
        Jul. 12, 2023

        Boyle, Mark

        Est: €4,000 - €6,000

        Boyle, Mark Glasgow, 1934 - London, 2005 183 x 183 cm, o. R. Untitled, 1970s. Mixed media: Eearth, stone, wooden gragment, metal on fiberglass. Collection Dr. Jörg Kees (1932 - 2022), Stuttgart.

        Nagel Auction
      • Mark Boyle (British, 1934-2005) Archaeological Find, No. 5 (1960) 48.3 x 35.5 cm. (19 x 14 in.)
        Oct. 19, 2022

        Mark Boyle (British, 1934-2005) Archaeological Find, No. 5 (1960) 48.3 x 35.5 cm. (19 x 14 in.)

        Est: £1,000 - £1,500

        Mark Boyle (British, 1934-2005) Archaeological Find, No. 5 (1960) signed 'Mark Boyle' (lower right), numbered (lower left) relief (box construction with antique frame fragments) 48.3 x 35.5 cm. (19 x 14 in.)

        Bonhams
      • Boyle Family, Scottish (Mark Boyle 1934-2005 - Joan Hills b. 1931 - Sebastian Boyle b. 1962 - Georg
        May. 25, 2021

        Boyle Family, Scottish (Mark Boyle 1934-2005 - Joan Hills b. 1931 - Sebastian Boyle b. 1962 - Georg

        Est: £12,000 - £18,000

        Boyle Family, Scottish (Mark Boyle 1934-2005 - Joan Hills b. 1931 - Sebastian Boyle b. 1962 - Georgia Boyle b. 1963 - ) - Coral Quarry Triptych, 2001-02; mixed media, resin, fibreglass, sculpture in three parts, each 184 x 184 x 26 cm (3) (ARR) Provenance: Sir Peter Moores, thence by descent Exhibited: Contemporary Archaeology, Abbot Hall Art Gallery, Kendal, 16 January – 14 March 2015 Note: Mark Boyle and Joan Hills began collaborating in the 1960s, later joined by their children Sebastian and Georgina. They are best known for their exacting earth studies, whereby the artist pick at random a spot on the globe and meticulously replicate it, creating a representation of the earth within the clean space of the gallery. The present work was first exhibited in 2015 at the Abbot Hall Art Gallery. This exhibition saw the artists entering into the dialogue between the Lake District and the great British landscape tradition, subverting the traditional expectations of such an exchange. In the words of curator Nick Curator 'once you’ve seen their work in the flesh you’ll never look at the infinite variations of the tarmac, soil, concrete, rock or sand that we walk on in quite the same way ever again.’ Please refer to department for condition report

        Roseberys
      • Mark Boyle (1934-2005) British. 'London Series', in Blue, Mixed Media, Inscribed on the reverse, 33" x 48".
        Oct. 02, 2019

        Mark Boyle (1934-2005) British. 'London Series', in Blue, Mixed Media, Inscribed on the reverse, 33" x 48".

        Est: £500 - £800

        Mark Boyle (1934-2005) British. 'London Series', in Blue, Mixed Media, Inscribed on the reverse, 33" x 48".

        John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers
      • Mark Boyle (1934-2005) British. 'London Series', in Blue, Mixed Media, Inscribed on the reverse, 33" x 48".
        Oct. 02, 2019

        Mark Boyle (1934-2005) British. 'London Series', in Blue, Mixed Media, Inscribed on the reverse, 33" x 48".

        Est: £500 - £800

        Mark Boyle (1934-2005) British. 'London Series', in Blue, Mixed Media, Inscribed on the reverse, 33" x 48".

        John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers
      • Mark Boyle, Scottish 1934-2005- Archaeological Find, No. 8, 1960s; box cons
        Sep. 26, 2018

        Mark Boyle, Scottish 1934-2005- Archaeological Find, No. 8, 1960s; box cons

        Est: £1,000 - £1,500

        Mark Boyle, Scottish 1934-2005- Archaeological Find, No. 8, 1960s; box construction with mirror and antique frame fragments, signed and numbered 8, 25x21x7.5cm, (ARR)Note: Born in Glasgow, Mark Boyle is perhaps best known as one of the Boyle Family, the name under which he exhibited work collaboratively with Joan Hills and their children Sebastian and Georgina. Together they developed highly original casting techniques and pushed the boundaries of pictures and sculpture.

        Roseberys
      • MARK BOYLE - Untitled
        Dec. 07, 2017

        MARK BOYLE - Untitled

        Est: £7,000 - £10,000

        MARK BOYLE - Untitled

        Phillips
      • MARK BOYLE - Untitled
        Apr. 06, 2017

        MARK BOYLE - Untitled

        Est: £7,000 - £10,000

        MARK BOYLE - Untitled

        Phillips
      • Mark Boyle (1934-2005) - Brighton Poetry Exhibition Poster
        Dec. 02, 2015

        Mark Boyle (1934-2005) - Brighton Poetry Exhibition Poster

        Est: £100 - £150

        offset lithographic poster printed in colours, 2012, on card, the full sheet printed to the edges, sheet 765 x 510 mm (30 1/8 x 20 1/8 in) IMPORTANT: This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale Rights, details of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

        Dreweatts 1759
      • MARK BOYLE | Assemblage
        Nov. 18, 2015

        MARK BOYLE | Assemblage

        Est: £5,000 - £7,000

        mixed media assemblage on panel

        Sotheby's
      • Mark Boyle (1934-2005) - Density Photograph: Outside a Telephone Kiosk, 1971-8
        Nov. 26, 2014

        Mark Boyle (1934-2005) - Density Photograph: Outside a Telephone Kiosk, 1971-8

        Est: £4,000 - £6,000

        unique chromogenic print on photographic paper, mounted onto board 27 x 27 in., 58.5 x 68.5 cm Exhibited: British Council, La Biennale di Venezia , June - October 1978 [cat.15c]. IMPORTANT: This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale Rights, details of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

        Dreweatts 1759
      • Mark Boyle (1934-2005) - Experimental Study for a Larger Work, 1969
        Jun. 27, 2014

        Mark Boyle (1934-2005) - Experimental Study for a Larger Work, 1969

        Est: £4,000 - £6,000

        Mark Boyle (1934-2005) - Experimental Study for a Larger Work, 1969 mixed media and resin 18 x 18 in., 45.7 x 45.7 cm IMPORTANT: This lot is sold subject to Artists Resale Rights, details of which can be found in our Terms and Conditions.

        Dreweatts 1759
      • Boyle Family (Mark Boyle, 1934-2005)
        Jul. 12, 2012

        Boyle Family (Mark Boyle, 1934-2005)

        Est: £1,500 - £2,000

        Boyle Family (Mark Boyle, 1934-2005) Untitled (Cobbles) mixed media 12 x 12 in. (30.5 x 30.5 cm.)

        Christie's
      • Mark Boyle (British, 1934-2005) Study of Tyretracks in Mud, Lorry Park Series 71 5/8 x 72 x 3 1/2in (181.9 x 182.9 x 8.9cm) unframed
        Nov. 07, 2011

        Mark Boyle (British, 1934-2005) Study of Tyretracks in Mud, Lorry Park Series 71 5/8 x 72 x 3 1/2in (181.9 x 182.9 x 8.9cm) unframed

        Est: $12,000 - $18,000

        Study of Tyretracks in Mud, Lorry Park Series titled and signed 'Mark Boyle' (on the stretcher bar) mixed media on fiberglass 71 5/8 x 72 x 3 1/2in (181.9 x 182.9 x 8.9cm) unframed

        Bonhams
      • Mark Boyle (b. 1934)
        Mar. 03, 2005

        Mark Boyle (b. 1934)

        Est: £4,000 - £6,000

        Found Construction mixed media 64 in. (162.6 cm.) high

        Christie's
      • Mark Boyle (b.1934)
        Oct. 14, 2004

        Mark Boyle (b.1934)

        Est: £4,000 - £6,000

        Black Magic signed and inscribed 'Mark Boyle b.1934/"black magic" (on the reverse) mixed media construction 24 x 17 1/2 x 7 in. (61 x 44.5 x 17.8 cm.) (2)

        Christie's
      • PROPERTY FROM THE FER COLLECTION MARK BOYL...
        May. 14, 2004

        PROPERTY FROM THE FER COLLECTION MARK BOYL...

        Est: $10,000 - $15,000

        PROPERTY FROM THE FER COLLECTION MARK BOYLE (b. 1934) CORPORATE YARD STUDY (LORRYPARK SERIES) gravel, wood, various pebbles and stones, resin and oil on fiberglass with wooden supports 72 1/4 x 72 1/4 in. (183.5 x 183.5 cm) executed 1972-1973 this work is of the series LORRYPARK

        Phillips
      • Mark Boyle (B.1934)
        Jun. 13, 2002

        Mark Boyle (B.1934)

        Est: $5,960 - $8,940

        Sandstone Study with Bricks and working Glove signed 'Mark Boyle' (on the reverse) mixed media 72 x 72in. (183 x 183cm.) Executed in 1978 EXHIBITION Washington, Seattle Museum, Mark Boyle Travelling Exhibition, Apr 1981 - Nov 1982. NOTES This work forms part of the Paved Yard Series.

        Christie's
      • Mark Boyle (B.1934)
        Jun. 13, 2002

        Mark Boyle (B.1934)

        Est: $5,960 - $8,940

        Cobbles Study with Gutter and old Shoe signed 'Mark Boyle' (on the reverse) mixed media 72 x 72in. (183 x 183cm.) Executed in 1976 EXHIBITION Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Mark Boyle Travelling Exhibition, Apr 1981 - Nov 1982. Newport Beach, Newport Harbour Art Museum, 24 Jul - 6 Sept 1981. NOTES This work forms part of the Red Causeway Series.

        Christie's
      • Mark Boyle (B.1934)
        Mar. 14, 2002

        Mark Boyle (B.1934)

        Est: $1,136 - $1,704

        Composition with Rose and Antler mixed media 22 x 171/2in. (56 x 45.5cm.) EXHIBITION London, Woodstock Gallery.

        Christie's
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