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Title

Robert Klippel and Nina Mermey at the opening of the exhibition 'Direction 1' at the Macquarie Galleries

1956

Artist

Unknown

Australia

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Sydney New South Wales Australia
    Date
    1956
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    gelatin silver photograph
    Dimensions
    27.3 x 23.8 cm image
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Dated u.l., verso, pencil "1956".

    Credit
    National Art Archive. Gift of Andrew Klippel 2017. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC409.1.149
    Copyright
    © Unknown photographer

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  • About

    This photograph shows Robert Klippel with his wife Nina Mermey at the opening of the 'Direction 1' group exhibition at Macquarie Galleries, Sydney. Klippel showed alongside John Olsen, Bill Rose, Eric Smith and John Passmore. This exhibition was claimed (erroneously) by the critic Paul Haefliger as the advent of abstract expressionism in Australia.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Sydney

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 2 publications

    • Deborah Edwards, Robert Klippel, Sydney, 2002, page 241. photograph

    • Deborah Edwards, Robert Klippel, Sydney, 2002, page 242. exhibition notes

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