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An image of October by Dick Watkins
Alternate image of October by Dick Watkins Alternate image of October by Dick Watkins

Dick Watkins

(Australia 04 May 1937 – )

Title
October
Other titles:
Meyerhold's last October
Year
1967
Media category
Painting
Materials used
diptych: synthetic polymer paint on canvas
Dimensions

left panel 243.7 x 152.4 x 4.0 cm stretcher; right panel 244.0 x 152.5 x 4.0 cm stretcher; 244.0 x 305.0 x 4.0 cm stretcher overall

Signature & date
Signed bot. c. verso left panel [part a], blue synthetic polymer paint "Dick Watkins". Signed l.r. corner verso right panel [part b] on stretcher, blue synthetic polymer paint "Dick WATKINS". Dated l.l. corner verso right panel [part b] on stretcher, blue synthetic polymer paint "67".
Credit
Gift of Garry Pursell 2008
Accession number
53.2008.a-b
Copyright
© Dick Watkins. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (10)

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, 13. Focus room 'Tackling the field' exhibition review.

Central Street Gallery (Compilator), Dick Watkins: recent paintings, Sydney, 1967, n.pag.. cat.no. 1; titled 'Meyerhold's last October'; priced $950

Barbara Dowse, Dick Watkins in context: an exhibition from the collection of the National Gallery, Canberra, 1992, 13.

Sylvia Harrison., Art and Australia (Vol. 25, No. 4), 'Sydney pop and social internationalism in the 1960s', Sydney, Winter 1988, 502.

Elwyn Lynn, The field, 'An important academy' by Royston Harpur; Untitled essay, pg. 84-85, Melbourne, 1968, 78 (illus.), 85, 89, 93. cat.no. 71

Terry Smith, Transformations in Australian art: The twentieth century - Modernism and Aboriginality [Volume Two], St Leonards, 2002, 105.

Terry Smith, Other voices: critical journal [vol. 1, no. 1], 'Color-form painting: Sydney 1965-70', pg. 6-17, Sydney, Jun 1970-Jul 1970, 12.

David Thomas, Deutscher and Hackett fine art auction: Sydney 29 November 2007, 'Dick Watkins', pg. 26, Woollahra, Nov 2007, 26, 27 (colour illus.). lot no. 8

Natalie Wilson, Look, 'THE FIELD: Landmark Australian exhibition', pg. 12, Newtown, Sep 2009, 12 (colour illus.).

Natalie Wilson, Tackling THE FIELD, 'Tackling The Field', pg. 1-29, Sydney, 2009, cover (colour illus.), 9, 10, 23 (colour illus.), 24.

Exhibition history (3)

Dick Watkins: recent paintings (1967), Central Street Gallery, Sydney, 08 Aug 1967–Unknown

The field:

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