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Title

Looking at a piece of glass

1967-1968


Artist

Ian Burn

Australia, United States of America

29 Dec 1939 - 29 Sep 1993


Details


Date

1967-1968


Media category

Mixed media painting


Materials used

synthetic polymer paint on wood, gelatin silver photograph, glass, lettering


Dimensions

3 frames: 32.6 x 43.7 x 3.0 cm each frame


Signature & date

Signed u.l. and l.r. verso frames [a-c], and l.r. backing board frame [a], ink "Ian Burn". Dated l.c. verso frames [a-c], ink "... 1967-68".


Credit

Rudy Komon Memorial Fund 1990


Location

Not on display


Accession number

1319.1990.a-c


Artist information

Ian Burn

Works in the collection

10


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


Julie Ewington, Brought to Light: Australian Art 1850–1965 from the Queensland Art Gallery collection, ''You can't make Canonical Pictures from Categorical Confusion'. Ian Burn Re-ordered painting', pg. 294-99, Brisbane, 1998, 298.

Mel Ramsden and Michiel Dolk, Ian Burn: Minimal-Conceptual Work 1965-1970, Perth, 1992, 47, 77 (illus.).

Michael Wardell, Contemporary: Art Gallery of New South Wales Contemporary Collection, 'Ideas and actions', pg.60-107, Sydney, 2006, 68 (illus.).