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Boyle Family Art

Scottish, 1957-2005

Boyle Family, a collaborative group of artists, is known for its “Earth studies” — site-specific black-and-white 3-D casts of the earth. The communal group, started by husband and wife team Mark Boyle (1934–2005) and Joan Hills (b. 1931), later came to include the couple’s children and even their friends and neighbors, who assisted in the artistic process.

Boyle came from a poetry background, while Hills studied art and architecture. The two sought to objectively present reality in their work by decontextualizing randomly selected subjects. “We want to see without motive and without reminiscence this cliff, this street, this field, this rock, this earth,” they’ve said.

In addition to exploring natural elements, animals, minerals and society, Boyle Family has collaborated with many musicians, artists and dancers, including Jimi Hendrix and Soft Machine.

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(Biography provided by Phi Auctions)

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RUST STUDY
By Boyle Family
Located in New York, NY
BOYLE FAMILY – RUST STUDY 24 by 24 cm 9 1/2 by 9 1/2 in. Mixed media, resin and fibreglass 1963 The Boyle Family, a collaborative group of artists, is known for their “Earth studies...
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Late 20th Century Boyle Family Art

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Resin, Fiberglass, Mixed Media

STUDY OF MUDCRACKS WITH BRICK AND DETRITUS, LORRYPARK SERIES
By Boyle Family
Located in New York, NY
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Late 20th Century Boyle Family Art

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Resin, Fiberglass, Mixed Media

Study of Cobbles with Mud, Tyre Tracks & Stones, Lorry Park Series
By Boyle Family
Located in London, GB
Mark Boyle and Joan Hills, who met in Yorkshire in 1957, became a collaborative husband and wife double act. They were joined on this project by their two children Sebastian and Geor...
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1970s Contemporary Boyle Family Art

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Fiberglass, Mixed Media, Resin

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