Meyerhold's last October
diptych: synthetic polymer paint on canvas
left panel 243.7 x 152.4 x 4.0 cm stretcher; right panel 244.0 x 152.5 x 4.0 cm stretcher; 244.0 x 305.0 x 4.0 cm stretcher overall
Signature & date
Signed bot. c. verso left panel [part a], blue synthetic polymer paint "Dick Watkins".
Signed l.r. corner verso right panel [part b] on stretcher, blue synthetic polymer paint "Dick WATKINS".
Dated l.l. corner verso right panel [part b] on stretcher, blue synthetic polymer paint "67".
Gift of Garry Pursell 2008
Not on display
© Dick Watkins. Licensed by Copyright Agency
Shown in 4 exhibitions
Dick Watkins: recent paintings (1967), Central Street Gallery, Sydney, 08 Aug 1967–Unknown
- National Gallery of Victoria [St Kilda Road], Melbourne 21 Aug 1968–28 Sep 1968
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 30 Oct 1968–24 Nov 1968
Australian Collection Focus: Tackling THE FIELD, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 05 Sep 2009–29 Nov 2009
The Field Revisited, Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Melbourne, 27 Apr 2018–26 Aug 2018
Referenced in 10 publications
Christopher Allen, The Weekend Australian, 'Hard work: A new show reminds us of the limitations of colour-field abstraction', pg. 12-13, Canberra, 17 Oct 2009-18 Oct 2009, 13. Focus room 'Tackling the field' exhibition review.
Sylvia Harrison., Art and Australia (Vol. 25, No. 4), 'Sydney pop and social internationalism in the 1960s', Sydney, Winter 1988, 502.
Elwyn Lynn, The field, 'An important academy' by Royston Harpur; Untitled essay, pg. 84-85, Melbourne, 1968, 78 (illus.), 85, 89, 93. cat.no. 71
Terry Smith, Other voices: critical journal [vol. 1, no. 1], 'Color-form painting: Sydney 1965-70', pg. 6-17, Sydney, Jun 1970-Jul 1970, 12.
David Thomas, Important Australian + International Fine Art, 'Dick Watkins', pg. 26, Melbourne, 29 Nov 2007, 26, 27 (colour illus.). lot no. 8
Natalie Wilson, Look, 'THE FIELD: Landmark Australian exhibition', pg. 12, Sydney, Sep 2009, 12 (colour illus.).
Natalie Wilson, Tackling THE FIELD, 'Tackling The Field', pg. 1-29, Sydney, 2009, cover (colour illus.), 9, 10, 23 (colour illus.), 24.
Dick Watkins in context: an exhibition from the collection of the National Gallery, Canberra, 1992, 13.
Transformations in Australian art: The twentieth century - Modernism and Aboriginality [Volume Two], St Leonards, 2002, 105.
Dick Watkins: recent paintings, Sydney, 1967, n.pag.. cat.no. 1; titled 'Meyerhold's last October'; priced $950