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Title

Untitled

1970


Artist

Tony Tuckson

Egypt, England, Australia

18 Jan 1921 - 24 Nov 1973


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.


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


Accession number

506.2017


Artist information

Tony Tuckson

Artist profile

Works in the collection

27


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history