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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

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Artist information

Paul Partos

Works in the collection


Shown in 7 exhibitions

Exhibition history

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. 3

Elwyn Lynn., The field, Untitled essay, Melbourne, 1968, 54 (colour illus.), 85. 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.