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An image of Vesta II by Paul Partos

Paul Partos

(Czechoslovakia, Australia 03 Jan 1943 – 26 Dec 2002)

Vesta II
Other titles:
Media category
Materials used
synthetic polymer paint on canvas

230.0 x 251.0 cm stretcher

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Visual Arts Board Australia Council Contemporary Art Purchase Grant 1975
Accession number
© Estate of Paul Partos
Not on display
Bibliography (7)

Christopher Allen, The Weekend Australian, 'Hard work: A new show reminds us of the limitations of colour-field abstraction', pg. 12-13, Canberra, 17 Oct 2009-18 Oct 2009, 12 (colour illus.), 13. Focus room ‘Tackling the field’ exhibition review.

Donald Brook, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Roll up roll up!', pg. 14, Sydney, 22 Feb 1968, 14.

Michael Desmond, Contemporary: Art Gallery of New South Wales Contemporary Collection, 'Abstraction', pg. 16-59, Sydney, 2006, 52, 53 (colour illus.).

Charles Green, Fieldwork: Australian art 1968-2002, 'The discursive field: home is where the heart is', pg. 12-15, Melbourne, 2002, 14 (illus.), 25 (colour illus.). Illustration on pg. 14 shows installation photograph of entrance to 'The Field' exhibition, 1968, with Paul Partos' 'Vesta II' in the background.

Robert Lindsay (Curator), Project 16: Paul Partos, Sydney, 1977. 3

Elwyn Lynn., The field, Untitled essay, Melbourne, 1968, 54 (colour illus.), 85. 50; NOTE: Incorrectly referred to as 'Orphea'

Natalie Wilson, Tackling THE FIELD, 'Tackling The Field', pg. 1-29, Sydney, 2009, 8, 17 (colour illus.), 18. NOTE: This work features in two black and white installation photographs of the NGV 'The Field' exhibition located on page 3.

Exhibition history (6)

Group 1 (1968), Gallery A (Sydney), Paddington, 20 Feb 1968 -

The field:

Project 16 - Paul Partos (1977), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Feb 1977–20 Mar 1977

Australian abstraction 1965-1985: from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Dec 2006–25 Jan 2007

Gallery A Sydney Exhibition:

Australian Collection Focus: Tackling THE FIELD, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 05 Sep 2009–29 Nov 2009