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Title

(Free standing ultramarine) Palm trees

1974


Artist

Brett Whiteley

Australia, England

07 Apr 1939 - 15 Jun 1992


Details


Date

1974


Media category

Sculpture


Materials used

painted fibreglass


Dimensions

274.0 x 71.0 x 40.5 cm


Credit

Gift of Patrick White 1975


Location

Not on display


Accession number

49.1975


Artist information

Brett Whiteley

Artist profile

Works in the collection

85


Shown in 11 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


Helen Verity Hewitt, Patrick White, painter, manqué: paintings, painters and their influence on his writing, Carlton, 2002, 156.

Lou Klepac, Affinities: Brett Whiteley & Lloyd Rees, 'Introduction', pg. 2-4, Sydney, 2001, 8.

The Brett Whiteley Studio (Editor), Big blue: the painted harbour (list of works), Sydney, 1997.

Daniel Thomas, Australia, 'Elizabethan post-colonial 1950-2013', pg. 226-288, London, 2013, 232 (colour illus.). fig.no. 42; sculpture is displayed in front of 'Big orange (sunset)'