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Title

Study for 'Guarding against euphoria'

1989


Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008


About

This drawing was made during the time of the US-led Gulf war with Iraq in 1990:

'I think it was some General involved in the war who said 'we must guard against euphoria', because they were winning ... that struck a chord and I wanted to say 'Guard against Euphoria', James Gleeson 27 August 2002.

War has been a subject for Gleeson from the start. As a boy he experienced the legacy of the First World War and he was an adult through the Second World War. Conflicts in various parts of the world continue to provide him with subject matter for his work.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 93.


Details


Date

1989


Media categories

Drawing , Collage


Materials used

charcoal, paper collage, wash on white wove paper


Dimensions

37.8 x 51.0 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.l., charcoal "Gleeson 24.2.89".


Credit

Gift of the artist 2001


Location

Not on display


Accession number

175.2001


Artist information

James Gleeson

Artist profile

Works in the collection

479


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 93 (colour illus.). cat.no. 40