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Title

Secret administrative section

1995


Artist

Tony Schwensen

Australia

1970 -


About

Tony Schwensen was a key figure in the '90s Sydney grunge movement and is known for his deadpan, conceptual works that address aspects of identity, masculinity and the suburban experience, as well the physical limits of the (unconditioned) body. As is typical of grunge, Schwensen's work of this period are characterised by a low-key, DIY aesthetic. The works in enamel paint on paper likewise demonstrate his preference for using materials at hand in ways that are direct, unaffected, and convey a sense of immediacy.


Details


Date

1995


Materials used

enamel on paper


Dimensions

dimensions variable


Signature & date

Signed and dated bot.c. verso [parts a-gg], pencil "TONY 95".


Credit

Gift of Peter Fay 2013


Location

Not on display


Accession number

297.2013.a-gg


Artist information

Tony Schwensen

Works in the collection

4