Why are we here?
oil, collage, aluminium beer can on canvas
153.0 x 185.0 cm stretcher
Signature & date
Signed and dated l.l. corner, turquoise/ultramarine oil "Rubin ´82-3".
Signed u.l. verso, black fibre-tipped pen "... VICTOR RUBIN/ ...".
Bequest of Patrick White 1991
Not on display
© Victor Rubin
Referenced in 3 publications
William Yang, Good weekend, 'Window on White', pg. 62-66, Broadway, 28 Oct 1995, 63 (illus.). Photograph of Patrick White's living room after White's death with 'Sydney draugh - So, why are we here?' hanging on wall.
Patrick White: the late years, Sydney, 1995, 8, 101 (illus.). Photograph of Patrick White's living room with 'Sydney draught - So, why are we here?' hanging on wall.
Patrick White, painter, manqué: paintings, painters and their influence on his writing, 'White and the Sydney Art World: 2', pg. 84-93, Carlton, 2002, 90, 150.