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Title

Painting 1988 - The falsification of history or the bourgeois artist painting the hulk of the sinking ship

1984


Artist

Stieg Persson

Australia

1959 -


Details


Date

1984


Media category

Painting


Materials used

diptych: oil, blackboard paint on primed canvas reversed, gold leaf, wood


Dimensions

161.5 x 302.5 x 6.0 cm overall :

a - large panel - left, 161.5 x 161.7 x 4 cm, stretcher

b - small panel - right, 143.2 x 140.7 x 6 cm, overall


Signature & date

Signed and dated u.r. verso panel [a and b], black marker "STIEG PERSSON/... 1984".


Credit

Purchased 1986


Location

Not on display


Accession number

25.1986.a-b


Artist information

Stieg Persson

Works in the collection

4


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Anthony Bond OAM (Editor), Australian Perspecta '85, Sydney, 1985. cat. no. 14

Patricia Easteal (Editor), Balancing the Scales - Rape, law reform & Australian culture, Annandale, 1998, cover (colour illus.). The image appears in detail.