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Title

52 displacements (nos 25, 31, 37, 43, 50, 52)

1979-1980

Artist

Imants Tillers

Australia

30 Jul 1950 -

  • Details

    Date
    1979-1980
    Media categories
    Painting , Installation
    Materials used
    gouache on canvas (six paintings), text (six framed panels)
    Dimensions
    Installation dimensions variable according to wall size :

    a - No. 25 [painting], 34.2 x 42.5 cm, canvas

    b - No. 31 [painting], 34 x 42.5 cm, canvas

    c - No. 37 [painting], 34.5 x 42.5 cm, canvas

    d - No. 43 [painting], 34.5 x 42.8 cm, canvas

    e - No. 50 [painting], 34 x 42.2 cm, canvas

    f - No. 52 [painting], 34.5 x 42.5 cm, canvas

    g - No. 25 [text], 17.7 x 19.9 x 1.3 cm, frame

    h - No. 31 [text], 18.3 x 23.2 x 1.3 cm, frame

    i - No. 37 [text], 18.3 x 21.9 x 1.3 cm, frame

    j - No. 43 [text], 17.7 x 20.6 x 1.3 cm, frame

    k - No. 50 [text], 18.1 x 23.1 x 1.3 cm, frame

    l - No. 52 [text], 18.1 x 21.8 x 1.3 cm, frame

    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1980
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    16.1980.a-l
    Copyright
    © Imants Tillers

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  • About

    The canvas panels from this series were painted after American artist Frederic Waugh's 'Paintings of the sea', which were reproduced in Walter Foster's 'How to draw' series. Imants Tillers copied one painting each week for the period of a year from the reproductions in Foster's book, including their gold frames. Six canvases from the resulting series are displayed here in a grid format.

    From 1973 Tillers had begun working with images derived from artworks by other artists as he moved towards an appropriation-based art. His practice was influenced by the prevalence of artwork reproductions and their role in mediating the experience of art. Paradoxically, his work reveals how each reproduction exists as a unique version of the original artwork, with inconsistencies of colour and tone intrinsic to each reproduction.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 7 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 10 publications

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