No 43 Fever chart
Australia, United States of America
19 Jun 1920 - 19 Jun 2001
Opus 43 Fever chart
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
© Estate of Robert Klippel
Where the work was made
Shown in 6 exhibitions
James Gleeson and Robert Klippel, The London Gallery Ltd., London, 09 Nov 1948–04 Dec 1948
Klippel: sculptures & dessins, Galerie Nina Dausset, Paris, 04 May 1949 -
Robert Klippel: collage and drawings 1947-1983 (1983-84), Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 18 Nov 1983–03 Jan 1984
Australian Collection Focus: James Gleeson and Robert Klippel: Madame Sophie Sesostoris, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 01 Nov 1998–24 Jan 1999
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
Robert Klippel: a tribute exhibition, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 09 Aug 2002–13 Oct 2002
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, 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, State of the arts, 'Man & machine', pg. 42, Sydney, Oct 2002-Dec 2002, 42 (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, Art and Australia (Vol. 40, No. 1), 'Robert Klippel: make it new', pg. 78-85, Sydney, Sep 2002-Nov 2002, 80 (colour illus.).
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.).
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.).
Robert Klippel: large wood sculptures and collages, Sydney, 1995, 18 (colour illus.), 34.
Robert Klippel, Kensington, 1983, 55 (illus., colour illus.), 57, 463. plate nos. 49-50; titled 'Opus 43 'Fever chart''
Art Gallery of New South Wales Quarterly, Sydney, Jul 1971, front cover (illus., two tone), 606, 608. Special Gifts
Robert Klippel, 'Below the surface: "the cogwheel and the bud"', pg. 30-51, Sydney, 2002, 40, 48-49 (colour illus.), 247.
Robert Klippel: Catalogue raisonné of sculpture, Sydney, 2002, (colour illus.). No. 43 Fever chart