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Title

Now this is one furry beast

2008

Artist

Noel Mckenna

Australia

05 Aug 1956 -

  • Details

    Date
    2008
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    oil on plywood
    Dimensions
    49.0 x 49.9 cm board; 50.8 x 54.0 x 4.0 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated u.r. corner verso, black fibre-tipped pen "... 08/ n. mckenna".
    Signed and dated upper c. verso, black oil "N.McKENNA 08".

    Credit
    Patrick White Bequest Fund 2009
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    336.2009
    Copyright
    © Noel McKenna. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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  • About

    The 'Pipe smoking suite' relates to a contemporary practise of 'surfing the net' on any chosen subject. Noel McKenna is not particularly conversant with computer culture, nor a frequent user. However, he happened to be interested in a famous painting by Cezanne depicting pipe smoking ('The card players') and was astounded at the result from 'Googling' the subject, leading to the current series. His fascination with such archetypical images of human physiognomy and habits however happens to have long established antecedents, beginning in Australia with the droll, understated satire of the colonial Australian artist ST Gill.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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