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Title

Venus no 1

(1988)


Artist

Justin O'Brien

Australia, Italy

02 Aug 1917 - 17 Jan 1996


Details


Date

(1988)


Media category

Painting


Materials used

oil on canvas


Dimensions

69.1 x 49.4 cm stretcher; 82.0 x 62.0 x 5.5 cm frame


Signature & date

Signed u.l. corner, brown oil "O'BRIEN". Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1988


Location

Not on display


Accession number

445.1988


Artist information

Justin O'Brien

Works in the collection

20


Shown in 4 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 11 publications

Bibliography


Barry Pearce, Australian art: in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The enduring image', pg. 265-266, Sydney, 2000, 268 (colour illus.), 301.

Ted Snell, The Australian, 'The pilgrim who refuses to leave the shrine', pg. 10, Sydney, 17 Aug 1988, 10.

Natalie Wilson, Justin O'Brien: the sacred music of colour, 'Justin O'Brien and the art of transfiguration', pg. 23-145, Sydney, 2010, 144, 150 (colour illus.), 160, 169. cat.no. 91

Sotheby's Australia - Fine Australian and International Paintings, Drawings, Woollahra, May 2001, 38. lot no. 20; this is a study for the painting 'Venus No. 1' and is reproduced in colour on pg. 39

Justin O'Brien catalogue supplement, Sydney, 2010, 36. cat.no. 91

AGNSW Collections, 'From Colonialism to late Modernism', pg. 7-106, Sydney, 1994, 86 (colour illus.).

Modern muses: classical mythology in Australian art 1940-1989, Sydney, 1989. cat.no. 18

Justin O'Brien, Melbourne, 1988. cat.no. 1

Justin O'Brien: image and icon, Sydney, 1997, 153 (illus.), 169. figure no. 23

The Naked and the Nude, Ballarat, 2008.

Australian paintings, Sydney, Summer 2004. cat.no. 28; this is a study for the painting 'Venus No. 1' and is reproduced in colour