Skip to content

Collection

All

Search

Australian art

View More:


Title

Study for 'The authority of the shell'

1992


Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008


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.


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


Artist information

James Gleeson

Artist profile

Works in the collection

501


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Anne Ryan, James Gleeson: drawings for paintings, 'Refined Destruction! Dainty Horror!', pg. 19-28, Sydney, 2003, 23, 101 (colour illus.). cat.no. 46