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Title

Turn

(1965)


Artist

Dick Watkins

Australia

04 May 1937 -


About

"The painting 'Turn' was made in late '65. It was an attempt to have my cake (simplicity) and eat it too (complexity, content) or something. It has a connection obviously with the best American painting (P.P.A. [Post-painterly abstraction]) but not with the critical dogmas that surround that 'school'".
- letter from the artist to AGNSW, 1967

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2001


Details


Place where the work was made

McMahons Point Sydney New South Wales Australia


Date

(1965)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on canvas


Dimensions

115.6 x 111.7 cm stretcher


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1966


Location

Not on display


Accession number

OA12.1966


Artist information

Dick Watkins

Works in the collection

9


Place

Where the work was made
McMahons Point

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 5 publications

Bibliography


Anthony Bond and Victoria Lynn, The Art Gallery of New South Wales collections, 'Contemporary Practice - Here, There, Everywhere ...', pg. 229-285, Sydney, 1994, 250, 251 (colour illus.).

Michael Desmond, Contemporary: Art Gallery of New South Wales Contemporary Collection, 'Abstraction', pg.16-59, Sydney, 2006, 56 (colour illus.).

Carrie Lumby, Australian art collector, 'Dick Watkins: an artist's artist', pg. 136-138, Sydney, Jan 2005-Mar 2005, 136 (colour illus.).

Terry Smith, Other voices: critical journal [vol. 1, no. 1], 'Color-form painting: Sydney 1965-70', pg. 6-17, Sydney, Jun 1970-Jul 1970, 11 (illus.). NOTE: image Couresty of Art Gallery of N.S.W.

Wallace Thornton., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Op art colour is its strength', Sydney, 28 Sep 1968, n.pag.. page number unknown