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Title

Study for 'Divisions'

1988

Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008

  • Details

    Date
    1988
    Media categories
    Drawing , Collage
    Materials used
    charcoal, paper collage on white wove paper
    Dimensions
    38.0 x 51.1 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Gleeson 7.10.88".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2001
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    172.2001
    Copyright
    © Gleeson/O'Keefe Foundation

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  • About

    This drawing, like many from the 1980s on, precedes the painting by a number of years.

    '... what happens is that when I draw, I usually set aside two or three months and do nothing but drawing ... Subsequently I might go back over those drawings, amend them, add collage or something, but they mightn't finally get painted for two or three years after. But when I'm in the painting mode I just get straight through painting and don't really stop to draw, except in little sketchbooks', James Gleeson 27 August 2002.

    Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 92.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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    Referenced in 1 publication

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