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Title

The Lone Ranger

1973

Artist

Philip Quirk

Australia

1948 –

  • Details

    Date
    1973
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph
    Dimensions
    15.4 x 23.2 cm image; 30.0 x 40.6 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. sheet, ink "Philip Quirk". Dated l.l. sheet, ink "1973".

    Credit
    Gift of the artist 1981
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    33.1981
    Copyright
    © Philip Quirk/Wildlight

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    Artist information
    Philip Quirk

    Works in the collection

    20

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  • About

    Ballroom dancing, beaches, paddocks and the circus - Philip Quirk is attracted to an array of social performances and places. He studied photography at Prahran College of Advanced Education and later lecturered in Photography at Deakin University, Geelong and Sydney College of the Arts, among other tertiary institutions. After visiting the famous photo agency Magnum in 1980, Quirk became a founding member of Wildlight Photo Agency in Sydney. His photographs of people are often amusing. In 'The Lone Ranger' an elderly gentleman with a set jaw appears holding a beer mug and kangaroo figurine - two clichéd emblems of Australia. Despite this seemingly staged photograph, much of Quirk's oeuvre is marked by informality and his ability to combine incongruous elements or capture the beauty in unusual moments, such as a white goat with neck extended, counterbalanced against a brooding landscape of contrasting tones and textures.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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