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Title

Study for 'Checkpoint'

1995

Artist

James Gleeson

Australia

21 Nov 1915 - 20 Oct 2008

  • Details

    Date
    1995
    Media categories
    Drawing , Collage
    Materials used
    charcoal, paper collage on white wove paper
    Dimensions
    37.9 x 50.8 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated lower c., charcoal "Gleeson 2.4.95".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 2001
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    220.2001
    Copyright

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  • About

    'Clouds behaving like creatures! I wanted the clouds to look alive with some sort of animal life', James Gleeson 27 August 2002.

    A study for tentacles similar to those in the sky of this drawing is in the AGNSW's Gleeson 'Sketchbook 2'. They can also be compared to the tentacles in the monumental painting 'Preparations at Patmos' 1983 and its study (see Lou Klepac, 'James Gleeson, landscape out of nature', Beagle Prees, Sydney, 1987, plate 2, 3).

    Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 111.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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