ART-icles: Peter Minshall


The Coloured Man (1971) Crayon on paper 12″ x 12″
A Rainbow for Everyman (1986) Ink stamp and acrylic on card, mounted on board 62.75″ x 12″

‘A Rainbow for Everyman’ was created by Minshall in early 1986 in response to a mural design competition announced by the Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. The mural would be for the Bank’s new office building, one of the just-completed ‘twin towers’ on Independence Square, which would have its official opening later that year. The brief was for a mural 63’ wide by 14’ high, to be located on the ground floor, high on the wall above what were then the teller windows through which foreign exchange allowances were dispensed. (The Bank’s judge for the competition, Kynaston McShine, eventually selected as the winner Willi Chen’s design, ‘Solar Marineorama’.) Continue reading “ART-icles: Peter Minshall”