synthetic enamel on hardboard
122.0 x 152.5 cm board; 124.0 x 155.0 x 5 cm frame
Signature & date
Signed and dated u.r. verso, black crayon "Alan Davie JUN. 57".
Not on display
© Alan Davie
Shown in 7 exhibitions
Premio Lissone, Milan Art Prize 1957, Premio Lissone, Milan, post Jun 1957–post Jun 1957
Alan Davie Retrospective 1936-1958, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, 26 Jun 1958–10 Aug 1958
Recent paintings by seven British artists:
- Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane Feb 1959–Mar 1959
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 17 Mar 1959–12 Apr 1959
- National Gallery of Victoria [Swanston Street], Melbourne May 1959–May 1959
- Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart Jun 1959–Jun 1959
- Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Jul 1959–Jul 1959
- Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Aug 1959–Aug 1959
Purchases and Acquisitions for 1960, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 22 Mar 1961–23 Apr 1961
18 British Paintings from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, Jun 1965–Jul 1965
Scottish paintings from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Nov 1981–06 Dec 1981
When art hits the headlines, National Art Gallery, Wellington, Wellington, 26 Nov 1987–20 Feb 1988
Alan Davie, Purchased by the AGNSW from the artist 1959. Purchased from the exhibition 'Recent paintings by seven British artists' Australian State Galleries 1959.
Referenced in 12 publications
René Free, Art Gallery of New South Wales handbook, 'European', pg. 36-56, Sydney, 1988, 56.
Hector Gilliland, Art and Australia (Vol. 19, No. 3), 'Artist's choice No. 10: Alan Davie: Flag dream No. 4: Wheel', pg. 318-319, Sydney, Autumn 1982, 318, 319 (colour illus.), 320.
Hal Missingham (Editor), 1960 Acquisitions, Sydney, 1960. cat.no. 57
Laurie Thomas, The Sun, 'Freer trend seen, Abstract art from U.K.', Sydney, 17 Mar 1959.
Art Gallery of New South Wales picturebook, Sydney, 1972, 60 (colour illus.).
Alan Davie, London, 1967, 174. cat.no. 179
The Sydney Morning Herald, 'Abstracts from Britain at the N.S.W. Gallery', Sydney, 17 Mar 1959.
British painting 1800–1990 in Australian and New Zealand public collections, Sydney, 1997, 34 (colour illus.), 75. cat.no. 485
Recent paintings seven British artists, London, 1959. cat.no. 7
Art Gallery of New South Wales catalogue of British paintings, Sydney, 1987, 46 (illus.).
When art hits the headlines: a survey of controversial art in New Zealand, Wellington, 1987.
Scottish paintings in the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 1981, (illus.). no catalogue numbers