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An image of Flag dream No. 4: wheel by Alan Davie

Alan Davie

(Scotland 28 Sep 1920 – 05 Apr 2014)

Flag dream No. 4: wheel
Media category
Materials used
synthetic enamel on hardboard

122.0 x 152.5 cm board; 124.0 x 155.0 x 5 cm frame

Signature & date
Signed and dated u.r. verso, black crayon "Alan Davie JUN. 57".
Purchased 1960
Accession number
© Alan Davie
Not on display
Provenance (1)

Alan Davie, Purchased by the AGNSW from the artist 1959. Purchased from the exhibition 'Recent paintings by seven British artists' Australian State Galleries 1959.

Bibliography (12)

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 60 (colour illus.).

Jim Barr, When art hits the headlines: a survey of controversial art in New Zealand, Wellington, 1987.

Sir Alan Bowness (Editor), Alan Davie, London, 1967, 174. 179

René Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'European', pg. 36-56, Sydney, 1988, 56.

Renée Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 46 (illus.).

Hector Gilliland, Art and Australia (Vol. 19, No. 3), 'Artist's choice No. 10: Alan Davie: Flag dream No. 4: Wheel', pg. 318-319, Sydney, Autumn 1982, 318, 319 (colour illus.), 320.

Anne Kirker and Peter Tomory, British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 34 (colour illus.), 75. 485

Hal Missingham (Editor), 1960 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1960. 57

The British Council and Art Gallery of New South Wales, Recent paintings seven British artists, London, 1959. 7

Laurie Thomas, The Sun, 'Freer trend seen, Abstract art from U.K.', Sydney, 17 Mar 1959.

Scottish paintings in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1981, (illus.). no catalogue numbers

Editor Unknown (Editor), The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Abstracts from Britain at the N.S.W. Gallery', Sydney, 17 Mar 1959.

Exhibition history (7)

Premio Lissone, Milan Art Prize 1957, Premio Lissone, Milan, post Jun 1957–post Jun 1957

Alan Davie Retrospective 1936-1958, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 26 Jun 1958–10 Aug 1958

Recent paintings by seven British artists:

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1960, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Mar 1961–23 Apr 1961

18 British Paintings from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, Jun 1965–Jul 1965

Scottish paintings from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Nov 1981–06 Dec 1981

When art hits the headlines, National Art Gallery, Wellington, Wellington, 26 Nov 1987–20 Feb 1988