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An image of No 43 Fever chart by Robert Klippel

Robert Klippel

(Australia, United States of America 19 Jun 1920 – 19 Jun 2001)

No 43 Fever chart
Other titles:
Opus 43
Opus 43 Fever chart
Place of origin
Media category
Materials used
elm and various wood and jigsaw parts assemblage, painted with gouache

68.3 x 20.3 x 19.4 cm

Signature & date
Signed and dated on base, incised "RK 48/ ...".
Gift of the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 1970
Accession number
© Robert Klippel Estate
Not on display
Bibliography (15)

Michael Desmond., Art Monthly Australia, 'The ghost in the machine: Robert Klippel at the Art Gallery of New South Wales', Acton, Oct 2002, 29, 30 (colour illus.).

Deborah Edwards (Curator), Natalie Wilson (Assistant Curator) and Eric Riddler (Compilator), Robert Klippel: Catalogue raisonné of sculpture, Sydney, 2002, (colour illus.). No. 43 Fever chart

Deborah Edwards, Robert Klippel, 'Below the surface: "the cogwheel and the bud"', pg. 30-51, Sydney, 2002, 40, 48-49 (colour illus.), 247.

Deborah Edwards, Look, 'A quintessential 20th century artist: poetic synthesis of things organic and mechanical', pg. 22-26, Newtown, Aug 2002, 22, 25 (colour illus.).

Deborah Edwards, Art and Australia (Vol. 40, No. 1), 'Robert Klippel: make it new', pg. 78-85, St Leonards, Sep 2002-Nov 2002, 80 (colour illus.).

Deborah Edwards., Australian Collection Focus: James Gleeson & Robert Klippel Madame Sophie Sesostoris (a pre-raphaelite satire) 1947-48, 'Below the surface: James Gleeson & Robert Klippel Madame Sophie Sesostoris (a pre-raphaelite satire) 1947-48', Sydney, 1998, colour illus..

Deborah Edwards and Edmund Capon, Robert Klippel: large wood sculptures and collages, Sydney, 1995, 18 (colour illus.), 34.

Deborah Edwards, State of the arts, 'Man & machine', pg. 42, Sydney, Oct 2002-Dec 2002, 42 (colour illus.).

James Gleeson, Robert Klippel, Kensington, 1983, 55 (illus., colour illus.), 57, 463. plate nos. 49-50; titled 'Opus 43 'Fever chart''

Robert Hughes., Art and Australia [series 5, vol. 2, no. 1], 'Robert Klippel', Sydney, May 1964-Jul 1964, 23 (colour illus.).

Bruce James., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'From junk to genius, it's all here', Sydney, 21 Aug 2002, (illus.).

Hal Missingham (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Jul 1971, front cover (illus., two tone), 606, 608. Special Gifts

Maudia Palmer, Robert Klippel: a retrospective exhibition of sculpture and works on paper, 'Foreward / Acknowledgements', pg. 3, Bulleen, 1987, 3, 4 (colour illus.), 7.

Barry Pearce, Look: 1953-2003 celebrating 50 years, 'Presenting our own artists: how the AGS put balance into the Australian collection', pg. 42-44, Newtown, May 2003, 43.

David Tunny, Look, 'Australian Focus on Madame Sophie', pg. 15, Heidelberg, Nov 1998, 3 (colour illus., detail), 15 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (6)

James Gleeson and Robert Klippel, The London Gallery Ltd., London, 09 Nov 1948–04 Dec 1948

Klippel: sculptures & dessins, Galerie Nina Dausset, Paris, 04 May 1949 -

Robert Klippel: collage and drawings 1947-1983 (1983-84), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Nov 1983–03 Jan 1984

Australian Collection Focus: James Gleeson and Robert Klippel: Madame Sophie Sesostoris, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Nov 1998–24 Jan 1999

Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000

Robert Klippel: a tribute exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Aug 2002–13 Oct 2002