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Title

Study for 'The authority of the shell'

1992

Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008

  • Details

    Date
    1992
    Media categories
    Drawing , Collage
    Materials used
    charcoal, paper collage on white wove paper
    Dimensions
    37.9 x 51.2 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Gleeson 31.3.92".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2001
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    209.2001
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    James Gleeson

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  • About

    Painted following the Gulf War of 1990, Gleeson explained the title as: 'a play on words ... I think [it] was also the time of the war, and the shell was an explosive device, it was also a protection for sea creatures and it was the authority that gave off ...', James Gleeson 27 August 2002.

    Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 101.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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