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Title

Untitled #21

1971

Artist

Sydney Ball

Australia

29 Oct 1933 - 05 Mar 2017

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    New York United States of America
    Date
    1971
    Media category
    Watercolour
    Materials used
    gouache on paper
    Dimensions
    66.1 x 101.0 cm sheet; 124.0 x 89.0 x 5.5 cm frame
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "SYDNEY BALL 71".

    Credit
    Purchased with funds provided by the Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours Benefactors' Fund 2010
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    63.2010
    Copyright
    © Sydney Ball. Courtesy of the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney

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    Sydney Ball

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  • About

    This gouache is from a series of works made by the artist in 1972 in New York. Ball wrote in 1975 on this period of his work in which his focus became, almost exclusively, about colour:

    " I see the exploration of colour, process and surface within my paintings as continuing on in the tradition of the great colourists."

    [in Mervyn Horton (editor) 'Australian painters of the 70s Sydney', Ure Smith, 1975]

    Paintings from the series were shown in a successful exhibition upon his return to Australia in 1973, at Sydney's Bonython Gallery. However, this work is from a group of gouaches which were not exhibited and remained in the artist's possession until this year, when they were shown at Sullivan and Strumpf.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    New York

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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