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Title

Untitled

1977


Artist

Allan Mitelman

Australia, Poland

06 Aug 1946 -


About

Allan Mitelman is one of the most significant abstractionists working in Australia today. His work explores the allusive and poetic qualities of painting and drawing in works of great sensitivity and restraint, reflecting a singular, obsessive, highly tactile and rarified sensibility.

In the 1970s he made a large number of small experimental drawings that were strongly influenced by American artist Cy Twombly, described by Elizabeth Cross as having "….the unsettling yet delightful quality of private maps – annotated by precise records that might be archaeological, architectural, plumbing plans or quasi-scientific – secret and incomplete." (Elizabeth Cross, 'Allan Mitelman works on paper 1967-2004', National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2004, pg.54)


Details


Date

1977


Media category

Drawing


Materials used

ink, coloured pencil on paper


Dimensions

23.1 x 20.5 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed with initials and dated l.r., pencil "AM 77".


Credit

Gift of Danny Goldberg 2016


Location

Not on display


Accession number

227.2016


Artist information

Allan Mitelman

Works in the collection

49