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Vesta II



Paul Partos

Czechoslovakia, Australia

03 Jan 1943 – 26 Dec 2002

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    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    230.0 x 251.0 cm stretcher
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Visual Arts Board Australia Council Contemporary Art Purchase Grant 1975
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Estate of Paul Partos

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    Paul Partos

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  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 7 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 7 publications

    • Christopher Allen, The Weekend Australian, 'Hard work: A new show reminds us of the limitations of colour-field abstraction', pg. 12-13, Canberra, 17 Oct 2009-18 Oct 2009, 12 (colour illus.), 13. Focus room ‘Tackling the field’ exhibition review.

    • Donald Brook, The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Roll up roll up!', pg. 14, Sydney, 22 Feb 1968, 14.

    • Michael Desmond, Contemporary: Art Gallery of New South Wales Contemporary Collection, 'Abstraction', pg. 16-59, Sydney, 2006, 52, 53 (colour illus.).

    • Charles Green, Fieldwork: Australian art 1968-2002, 'The discursive field: home is where the heart is', pg. 12-15, Melbourne, 2002, 14 (illus.), 25 (colour illus.). Illustration on pg. 14 shows installation photograph of entrance to 'The Field' exhibition, 1968, with Paul Partos' 'Vesta II' in the background.

    • Robert Lindsay (Curator), Project 16: Paul Partos, Sydney, 1977. cat.no. 3

    • Elwyn Lynn., The field, Untitled essay, Melbourne, 1968, 54 (colour illus.), 85. cat.no. 50; NOTE: Incorrectly referred to as 'Orphea'

    • Natalie Wilson, Tackling THE FIELD, 'Tackling The Field', pg. 1-29, Sydney, 2009, 8, 17 (colour illus.), 18. NOTE: This work features in two black and white installation photographs of the NGV 'The Field' exhibition located on page 3.

Other works by Paul Partos

See all 15 works