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Title

Spy-hole

1969

Artist

Louis James

Australia

22 Sep 1920 - 18 Jan 1996

  • Details

    Other Title
    Spyhole
    Date
    1969
    Media category
    Painting
    Materials used
    synthetic polymer paint and oil on canvas
    Dimensions
    182.8 x 152.4
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated verso on canvas, black fibre-tipped pen ".../ .../ louis JamES '69/ ...".

    Credit
    Gift of Patrick White 1970
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    OA5.1970
    Copyright
    © AGNSW

    Reproduction requests

    Sir John Sulman Prize
    Winner - 1969
    Artist information
    Louis James

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  • About

    This painting won the Sulman Prize in 1969 and was gifted to the Gallery by Australian nobel laureate Patrick White in 1970.

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 15 publications

    • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes for 1969, Sydney, 1969. cat.no. 205

    • Ray Crooke'., Border morning mail, 'Archibald Prize for a portrait, Albury, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

    • Ann Galbally., Age, 'Are our art awards relevant to the '70s?', Melbourne, 19 Jan 1970, page number unknown (illus.).

    • James Gleeson., Sun-Herald, 'Cheers for the prize takers', Sydney, 18 Jan 1970, page number unknown.

    • James Gleeson., The Sun, 'Few bright spots in Prize showing', Sydney, 14 Jan 1970, page number unknown.

    • Helen Verity Hewitt, Patrick White, painter, manqué: paintings, painters and their influence on his writing, 'White and the Sydney art world: 2', pg. 84-93, Carlton, 2002, 87, 137-138.

    • Elwyn Lynn., Bulletin, 'Dinner-music art', Sydney, 24 Jan 1970, page number unknown (illus.). titled 'Spyhole'

    • Ian Mathews (Editor), The Canberra times, 'Archibald Prize to Ray Crooke', Ainslie, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown (illus.). author unknown

    • John Irvine Moorhead (Editor in Chief), The daily examiner, 'Portrait of writer wins prize for Sydney artist', Grafton, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

    • W. T. G. Richards (Editor in Chief), The West Australian, '$1,900 prize to Sydney painter', Perth, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

    • Roy E. Shone (Editor in Chief), Mercury, '"Archibald to NSW', Hobart, 15 Jan 2014, page number unknown. author unknown

    • Daniel Thomas., Sunday telegraph, 'Few paintings have merit', Sydney, 18 Jan 1970, page number unknown.

    • Editor Unknown (Editor in Chief), The Northern daily leader, 'Archibald Prize to Sydney man', Tamworth, 15 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

    • Editor Unknown (Editor in Chief), The Newcastle sun, 'Archibald Prize to Ray Crooke', Newcastle, 14 Jan 1970, page number unknown. author unknown

    • Editor Unknown (Editor in Chief), The Sun, 'Precision and subtlety', Sydney, 15 Jan 1971, page number unknown. author unknown; general reference

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