- Place where the work was made
New South Wales
- Media category
- Materials used
- synthetic polymer paint on canvas
- 115.6 x 111.7 cm stretcher
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Purchased 1966
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © Dick Watkins. Licensed by Copyright Agency
- Artist information
Works in the collection
"The painting 'Turn' was made in late '65. It was an attempt to have my cake (simplicity) and eat it too (complexity, content) or something. It has a connection obviously with the best American painting (P.P.A. [Post-painterly abstraction]) but not with the critical dogmas that surround that 'school'".
- letter from the artist to AGNSW, 1967
Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2001
Where the work was made
Referenced in 6 publications
Anthony Bond and Victoria Lynn, AGNSW Collections, 'Contemporary Practice - Here, There, Everywhere ...', pg. 229-285, Sydney, 1994, 250, 251 (colour illus.).
Michael Desmond, Contemporary: Art Gallery of New South Wales Contemporary Collection, 'Abstraction', pg.16-59, Sydney, 2006, 56 (colour illus.).
Carrie Lumby, Australian art collector, 'Dick Watkins: an artist's artist', pg. 136-138, Sydney, Jan 2005-Mar 2005, 136 (colour illus.).
Terence Maloon, Birth of the cool, 'Birth of the cool', pg. 8-40, Canberra, 2015, 24.
Terry Smith, Other voices: critical journal [vol. 1, no. 1], 'Color-form painting: Sydney 1965-70', pg. 6-17, Sydney, Jun 1970-Jul 1970, 11 (illus.). NOTE: image Couresty of Art Gallery of N.S.W.
Wallace Thornton., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Op art colour is its strength', Sydney, 28 Sep 1968, n.pag.. page number unknown
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