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An image of Decorative portrait - Len Lye by Rayner Hoff
Alternate image of Decorative portrait - Len Lye by Rayner Hoff Alternate image of Decorative portrait - Len Lye by Rayner Hoff Alternate image of Decorative portrait - Len Lye by Rayner Hoff
Alternate image of Decorative portrait - Len Lye by Rayner Hoff Alternate image of Decorative portrait - Len Lye by Rayner Hoff

Rayner Hoff

(United Kingdom, Australia 1894 – 1937)

Title
Decorative portrait - Len Lye
Other titles:
Decorative portrait (Len Lye)
Marble head of Len Lye
Year
(1925)
Media category
Sculpture
Materials used
marble
Dimensions

30.5 x 22.5 x 16.5 cm:

Base; 11.6 x 10.9 cm; Base and head are one piece. These dimensions are purely for installation purposes to indicate required size of plinth.

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1938
Accession number
6539
Location
20th & 21st c Australian art
Bibliography (9)

Max Bannah, Modern times: the untold story of modernism in Australia, '8 Crossing the dotted line: Animation and Aboriginal representation', pg. 62-69, Sydney, 2008, 64 (colour illus.). NOTE: Titled 'Marble head of Len Lye'

Laura Murray Cree, State of the arts, 'The new face of portraiture', pg. 63-64, Sydney, Jul 2003-Sep 2003, 64 (colour illus.).

Deborah Edwards, Look, 'Portrait sculpture: simultaneously the most artificial and the most "real"', pg. 29-31, Newtown, Sep 2003, 31 (colour illus.).

Deborah Edwards, Aspects of Art Deco in Australia: Sunrise over the Pacific, 'The new classicism: Rayner Hoff and his school', pg. 36-45, St Leonards, 2001, 39 (colour illus.), 41. plate no. 38

Deborah Edwards, 'This vital flesh': the sculpture of Rayner Hoff and his school, 'Australia, the new Greece: the body as nation', pg. 30-51, Sydney, 1999, 40, 42 (colour illus.), 43 (colour illus.), 47, 101.

Deborah Edwards, Presence & absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, Canberra, 2003, front cover (colour illus., detail), ii (colour illus.), iv, 55, 81. cat.no. 37

Enid N MacDonald, The Sydney morning herald, 'Rayner Hoff: examples of his work; fine gallery collection', pg. 13, Sydney, 17 Jun 1939, 13 (illus.).

Graeme Sturgeon, The development of Australian sculpture, 1788-1975, London, 1978, 98 (illus.).

Editor Unknown, Nine to five, 'Sculpture vulture', pg. 20, Sydney, 29 Nov 1999, 20 (illus.).

Exhibition history (5)

Sculpture of Rayner Hoff: Memorial Exhibition, David Jones' Art Gallery, Sydney, Sydney, 19 May 1938–04 Jun 1938

'This vital flesh': the sculpture of Rayner Hoff and his school, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 26 Nov 1999–16 Jan 2000

Parallel Visions: Twenty-two artists from the Australian collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Feb 2002–May 2003

Presence and absence: portrait sculpture in Australia, National Portrait Gallery [Old Parliament House], Canberra, 22 Aug 2003–16 Nov 2003

Modern Times, Powerhouse Museum, Australia, 01 Aug 2008–08 Feb 2009