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James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Title
Study for 'Exit right, laughing'
Year
1996
Media categories
Drawing, Collage
Materials used
charcoal, paper collage on white wove paper
Dimensions

30.6 x 46.0 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l., charcoal "Gleeson 11.8.96".
Credit
Gift of the artist 2001
Accession number
248.2001
Location
Not on display
Further information

The first study for this drawing is in the AGNSW's Gleeson 'Sketchbook 3'. The detailed depiction of an ornate vase or urn at the centre of this drawing is transformed into an ambiguous organic form in the related painting. More commonly in his late work Gleeson collages such 'realist' elements, rather than draws them.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 117.

Bibliography (1)

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Sydney, 2003, 114-115 (colour illus., detail), 116 (colour illus.), 117. cat.no. 54

Exhibition history (1)

James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 Apr 2003–15 Jun 2003