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'Value added' landscape no. 11



Ian Burn

Australia, United States of America, Australia

29 Dec 1939 – 29 Sep 1993

  • Details

    Media category
    Mixed media painting
    Materials used
    oil and ink on board, transparent synthetic polymer resin
    59.0 x 87.0 x 10.5 cm
    Rudy Komon Memorial Fund 2003
    20th-century galleries (lower level 1)
    Accession number
    © Ian Burn Estate

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  • About

    'Value added' landscape no. 11 is one of a series of ''Value added' landscape' paintings created by the late conceptual artist Ian Burn from 1992-93. It is a significant work that synthesises Burn's thinking on the tradition of Australian landscape painting, representation, language, art-making and its reception.

    The painting incorporated into 'Value added' landscape no. 11 is an amateur landscape collected from a market or junk shop which the artist has then overlaid with text on Perspex. Burn explained that this phrase 'at alternate moments, describes the picture, addresses the viewer and reflects on itself as text'. The effect of mirroring and reflection is an important aspect of Burn's work from the late 1960s onwards which implicates the viewer and the location of the artwork as essential to how we 'read' it.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 6 publications

Other works by Ian Burn

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