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Artificial landscape 68-1



James Doolin

United States of America

1932 – 22 Jul 2002

  • Details

    Media category
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint on canvas
    166.7 x 132.4 x 6.8 cm stretcher
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated u.l. verso canvas, black fibre-tipped pen "JAMES DOOLIN/ 1968/..."
    Signed and dated u.l. verso on stretcher, black fibre-tipped pen "JAMES DOOLIN 1968...".

    Gift of Chandler Coventry 1972
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Estate of James Doolin

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    Artist information
    James Doolin

    Works in the collection


  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 4 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 11 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. Focus room exhibition review.

    • Gary Catalano, The years of hope: Australian art and criticism 1959-1968, Melbourne, 1981, 179. General reference to series of 'Artificial landscape' paintings.

    • James Doolin., James Doolin: 'Artifical Landscape' paintings, 'Letter extracts from James Doolin concerning the present exhibition about the Artificial Landscape', Sydney, 1970. General reference to series of 'Artificial landscape' paintings.

    • Mervyn Horton (Editor), Present day art in Australia, Sydney, 1969, 60 (colour illus.).

    • Elin Howe, Central Street live, Sydney, 2002, 36. no catalogue numbers; General reference to series of 'Artificial landscape' paintings.

    • Elwyn Lynn, The field, 'An important academy' by Royston Harpur; Untitled essay, pg. 84-85, Melbourne, 1968, 21 (colour illus.), 85, 89, 93. cat.no. 20; General references to Doolin's work in the exhibition.

    • Patrick McCaughey., Art and Australia, 'The significance of The Field', Sydney, Dec 1968, 240 (colour illus.), 242.

    • Paul McGillick (Editor), Aspect: Art and Literature [vol 5, no. 1-2], 'Five migrant artists in Australia', Australia, 1980, 23-25. General reference to series of 'Artificial landscape' paintings.

    • Tony McGillick., James Doolin Shopping Mall 1973-77: a conceptual perspective, 'James Doolin since 1965', Melbourne, 1978. General reference to series of 'Artificial landscape' paintings.

    • Eric Riddler, Art and Australia (Vol. 41, No. 1), 'Central Street Live: a 'swinging sixties' phenomenon', pg. 48-49, Sydney, Sep 2003-Nov 2003, 48 (colour illus.). Review of the exhibition 'Central Street Live', held at Penrith Regional Gallery & the Lewers Bequest, and Macquarie University Art Gallery, 2002-2003.

    • Natalie Wilson, Tackling THE FIELD, 'Tackling The Field', pg. 1-29, Sydney, 2009, 3 (illus.), 8, 13 (colour illus.), 14. NOTE: This work features in a black and white installation photograph of the NGV 'The Field' exhibition located on page 3.

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