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Pat's anger



Pat Larter

England, Australia

08 Jul 1936 – 06 Oct 1996

  • Details

    Media categories
    Painting , Collage
    Materials used
    acrylic and mixed media on board
    91.0 x 60.5 cm; 92.5 x 62.0 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated top c., verso, black marker "Pat Larter 92"

    Gift of Frank Watters 2018. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Estate of Pat Larter

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  • About

    Pat Larter produced audio tapes and films of performance work from the 1960s onwards, sometimes with her husband Richard. In the mid-1970s she started the performance group known as Mahouly Utzon Ragaistic Band. In the 1990s she began painting abstract works and making mixed-media works using low-tech laser prints, photographic transfers, often from magazines, paired with colourful abstracted backgrounds such as in 'Untitled' and 'Pat's anger'. 'Pat's anger' consists of a series of portraits of Pat making various faces of surprise or anger directly to camera. Accustomed to seeing such familiar faces in Richard's work, in this work Pat has reclaimed her own image.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

    • Frank's flat, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, Maitland, 27 May 2011–17 Jul 2011

    • Pat Larter, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 14 Nov 2020–21 Mar 2021

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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