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An image of Venus no 1 by Justin O'Brien

Justin O'Brien

(Australia, Italy 02 Aug 1917 – 17 Jan 1996)

Title
Venus no 1
Year
(1988)
Media category
Painting
Materials used
oil on canvas
Dimensions

69.1 x 49.4 cm stretcher; 82.0 x 62.0 x 5.5 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed u.l. corner, brown oil "O'BRIEN". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1988
Accession number
445.1988
Copyright
© Estate of Justin O'Brien
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (11)

Australian Galleries, Melbourne, Justin O'Brien, Melbourne, 1988. cat.no. 1

Elizabeth Cross, The Naked and the Nude, Ballarat, 2008.

Christine France, Justin O'Brien: image and icon, Sydney, 1997, 153 (illus.), 169. figure no. 23

Anne Loxley, Modern muses: classical mythology in Australian art 1940-1989, Sydney, 1989. cat.no. 18

Ewen McDonald (Editor), The Art Gallery of New South Wales Collections, 'From Colonialism to late Modernism', pg. 7-106, Sydney, 1994, 86 (colour illus.).

Barry Pearce, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The enduring image', pg. 265-266, Sydney, 2000, 268 (colour illus.), 301.

Savill Galleries [Sydney], Australian paintings, Paddington, Summer 2004. cat.no. 28; this is a study for the painting 'Venus No. 1' and is reproduced in colour

Ted Snell, The Australian, 'The pilgrim who refuses to leave the shrine', pg. 10, Surry Hills, 17 Aug 1988, 10.

Sotheby's Australia (Compilator), Sotheby's Australia - Fine Australian and International Paintings, Drawings, Woollahra, May 2001, 38. lot no. 20; this is a study for the painting 'Venus No. 1' and is reproduced in colour on pg. 39

Natalie Wilson, Justin O'Brien: the sacred music of colour, 'Justin O'Brien and the art of transfiguration', pg. 23-145, Sydney, 2010, 144, 150 (colour illus.), 160, 169. cat.no. 91

Natalie Wilson, Justin O'Brien catalogue supplement, Sydney, 2010, 36. cat.no. 91

Exhibition history (4)

Justin O'Brien (1988), Australian Galleries, Melbourne, Collingwood, 08 Aug 1988–29 Aug 1988

Modern Muses (1989), S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 19 Oct 1989–19 Nov 1989

The naked and the nude, Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat, 13 Sep 2008–07 Dec 2008

Justin O'Brien: the sacred music of colour, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Dec 2010–27 Feb 2011