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No 43 Fever chart



Robert Klippel

Australia, United States of America

19 Jun 1920 - 19 Jun 2001


Other Titles

Opus 43

Opus 43 Fever chart

Place where the work was made

London England



Media category


Materials used

elm and various wood and jigsaw parts assemblage, painted with gouache


68.3 x 20.3 x 19.4 cm

Signature & date

Signed and dated on base, incised "RK 48/ ...".


Gift of the Art Gallery Society of New South Wales 1970


Not on display

Accession number


Artist information

Robert Klippel

Artist profile

Works in the collection



Where the work was made

Shown in 7 exhibitions

Exhibition history

Referenced in 15 publications


Michael Desmond., Art Monthly Australia, 'The ghost in the machine: Robert Klippel at the Art Gallery of New South Wales', Canberra, Oct 2002, 29, 30 (colour illus.).

Deborah Edwards, State of the arts, 'Man & machine', pg. 42, Sydney, Oct 2002-Dec 2002, 42 (colour illus.).

Deborah Edwards, Robert Klippel, 'Below the surface: "the cogwheel and the bud"', pg. 30-51, Sydney, 2002, 40, 48-49 (colour illus.), 247.

Deborah Edwards, Art and Australia (Vol. 40, No. 1), 'Robert Klippel: make it new', pg. 78-85, Sydney, Sep 2002-Nov 2002, 80 (colour illus.).

Deborah Edwards, Look, 'A quintessential 20th century artist: poetic synthesis of things organic and mechanical', pg. 22-26, Sydney, Aug 2002, 22, 25 (colour illus.).

Deborah Edwards., Australian Collection Focus: James Gleeson & Robert Klippel Madame Sophie Sesostoris (a pre-raphaelite satire) 1947-48, 'Below the surface: James Gleeson & Robert Klippel Madame Sophie Sesostoris (a pre-raphaelite satire) 1947-48', Sydney, 1998, colour illus..

Deborah Edwards and Edmund Capon AM, OBE, Robert Klippel: large wood sculptures and collages, Sydney, 1995, 18 (colour illus.), 34.

Deborah Edwards (Curator), Natalie Wilson (Assistant Curator) and Eric Riddler (Compilator), Robert Klippel: Catalogue raisonné of sculpture, Sydney, 2002, (colour illus.). No. 43 Fever chart

James Gleeson, Robert Klippel, Kensington, 1983, 55 (illus., colour illus.), 57, 463. plate nos. 49-50; titled 'Opus 43 'Fever chart''

Robert Hughes., Art and Australia [series 5, vol. 2, no. 1], 'Robert Klippel', Sydney, May 1964-Jul 1964, 23 (colour illus.).

Bruce James., The Sydney Morning Herald, 'From junk to genius, it's all here', Sydney, 21 Aug 2002, (illus.).

Hal Missingham (Editor), Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Jul 1971, front cover (illus., two tone), 606, 608. Special Gifts

Maudia Palmer, Robert Klippel: a retrospective exhibition of sculpture and works on paper, 'Foreward / Acknowledgements', pg. 3, Bulleen, 1987, 3, 4 (colour illus.), 7.

Barry Pearce, Look: 1953-2003 celebrating 50 years, 'Presenting our own artists: how the AGS put balance into the Australian collection', pg. 42-44, Sydney, May 2003, 43.

David Tunny, Look, 'Australian Focus on Madame Sophie', pg. 15, Heidelberg, Nov 1998, 3 (colour illus., detail), 15 (colour illus.).