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Title

Untitled #21

1971


Artist

Sydney Ball

Australia

29 Oct 1933 -


About

This gouache is from a series of works made by the artist in 1972 in New York. Ball wrote in 1975 on this period of his work in which his focus became, almost exclusively, about colour:

" I see the exploration of colour, process and surface within my paintings as continuing on in the tradition of the great colourists."

[in Mervyn Horton (editor) 'Australian painters of the 70s Sydney', Ure Smith, 1975]

Paintings from the series were shown in a successful exhibition upon his return to Australia in 1973, at Sydney's Bonython Gallery. However, this work is from a group of gouaches which were not exhibited and remained in the artist's possession until this year, when they were shown at Sullivan and Strumpf.


Details


Place where the work was made

New York United States of America


Date

1971


Media category

Watercolour


Materials used

gouache on paper


Dimensions

66.1 x 101.0 cm sheet; 124.0 x 89.0 x 5.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil "SYDNEY BALL 71".


Credit

Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours Benefactors Fund 2010


Location

Not on display


Accession number

63.2010


Artist information

Sydney Ball

Works in the collection

33


Place

Where the work was made
New York

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history