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Title

The pink heron


Artist

Brett Whiteley

Australia, England

07 Apr 1939 - 15 Jun 1992


Details


Other Titles

The pink bird (Fiji)

Pink bird


Place where the work was made

Fiji


Date

1969


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on hardboard


Dimensions

137.4 x 122.0 cm board


Credit

Gift of Patrick White 1979


Location

Not on display


Accession number

8.1979


Artist information

Brett Whiteley

Works in the collection

84


Shown in 5 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 6 publications

Bibliography


Helen Hewitt, Voices, 'Patrick White: painter manqué', pg. 61-70, Canberra, Winter 1997, 67-68.

Helen Verity Hewitt, Patrick White, painter, manqué: paintings, painters and their influence on his writing, 'White and the Sydney Art World: 2', pg. 84-93, Carlton, 2002, following 48 (colour illus.), 92, 94, 98, 116, 155.

Sandra McGrath, Brett Whiteley, Kensington, 1979, 96 (colour illus.). NOTE: pg. 94 (illus.) photograph of the interior of the artist's studio shows a similar if not the same work in an incomplete state.

Barry Pearce, Australian Artists, Australian Birds, North Ryde, 1989, 145 (colour illus.). plate no. 126

Eleonora Triguboff (Editor), Art & Australia, Sydney, Summer 2012, 232 (colour illus.). advertisement for the exhibition 'Brett Whiteley: on the water'

Patrick White, Patrick White's Choice, Sydney, Dec 1981. cat.no. 13