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Title

Untitled, Soldiers (The unenlightened or Limp blimps)

1965


Artist

Richard Larter

England, Australia

19 May 1929 - 25 Jul 2014


About

This painting is an example of the works Larter executed using a medical syringe filled with paint which was then squeezed in fine lines across the surface. Larter's figurative work was almost always provocative and political, with a number of works taking the Vietnam war as their subject.


Details


Date

1965


Media category

Painting


Materials used

alkyds and epoxies on board


Dimensions

49.5 x 68.2 cm; 55.5 x 73.7 cm frame


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Frank Watters 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program


Accession number

30.2018


Artist information

Richard Larter

Works in the collection

20


Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


Richard Larter: A survey 1985, 1985, n.p. (illus). cat.no. 2 as 'The unenlightened or Limp blimps'

Frank’s flat: A selection from Frank Watters collection, Maitland, 2011, 1 (colour illus.), 29. cat.no. 118