Wallace Slade’s art is criminally under-represented in the UK at present. Much of his work is in private hands. However galleries like the Tate, amongst others, hold a significant number of pieces of Slade’s work from throughout the fifties, sixties, seventies and eighties. Not only is Wallace Slade long over-due a retrospective of his influential work, he is due a broader recognition of the impact he had on British art.
Shockingly the Tate Modern’s 2015 exhibition ‘The World Goes Pop’ did not feature a single piece of Wallace Slade’s work.