In 1954 Robert Klippel established a workshop in the stables at the front of 'Fairhaven', a mansion at 8 Wylde Street in the inner-Sydney suburb of Potts Point. In this photograph taken by John Pearson, he is shown with a number of his metal sculptures made between 1954 and 1957 when he left for New York. In the foreground of the photograph Klippel stands with his work 'Opus 66' 1955, now in the collection of the National Gallery of Australia. Also visible in the photograph are 'Opus 71' 1956-57 and 'Opus 73' 1957.
12 Apr 1957
gelatin silver photograph
15.3 x 22.7 cm image
Signature & date
Not signed. Dated top c., verso, ink "12. 4. 57".
National Art Archive. Gift of Andrew Klippel 2017. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program
Not on display
© Robert Klippel Estate © John Pearson
Where the work was made
Referenced in 1 publication
Deborah Edwards, Robert Klippel, Sydney, 2002, page 75.