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Title

Untitled

1970

Artist

Tony Tuckson

Egypt, England, Australia

18 Jan 1921 – 24 Nov 1973

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Alternate image of Untitled by Tony Tuckson
Alternate image of Untitled by Tony Tuckson
Alternate image of Untitled by Tony Tuckson
  • Details

    Other Title
    TD2559
    Date
    1970
    Media category
    Drawing
    Materials used
    polyvinyl acetate and pigment on newspaper
    Dimensions
    62.0 x 133.0 cm
    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Gil & Shay Docking Drawing Fund 2017
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    506.2017
    Copyright
    © Estate of the artist. Licensed by Copyright Agency

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    Tony Tuckson

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    Works in the collection

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  • About

    Tuckson’s breakthrough into abstraction seems to have occurred in his works drawn and painted onto newspaper. The newspaper used as a support in this work is dated 28th June 1970. Tuckson started drawing onto newspaper in the mid to late 1950s and continued this practice throughout the 1960s and 70s. Drawing onto non-precious material such as newspaper allowed Tuckson greater freedom of expression and the ability to try out and generate new ideas. The urgency of this work also reflects Tuckson’s belief that painting should be a direct manifestation of the spirit. This work demonstrates Tuckson’s ability to make works that are simultaneously clear, gestural, sensitive and decisive.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

    • Denise Mimmocchi (Editor), Tony Tuckson, Sydney, 2018, 112-13 (colour illus.), 209, 223.

Other works by Tony Tuckson

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