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Dick Watkins

The Mooche, 1968

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PVA and oil on canvas

167.50 x 167.50

signed, titled and dated on reverse

Provenance:

Jeremy Caddy, till 1988;
Laverty Collection, Sydney since then

Exhibited:

The Field, National Gallery of Victoria, 21 August 28 September 1968, no. 72;
The Caddy Collection, Watters Gallery, Sydney, 8 26 November, 1988, no. 42;
Central Street 1966 - 1969, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney, 5 January 13 February 1991, no. 15a;
Dick Watkins in Context, National Gallery of Australia, 15 January 15 July 1993, not numbered, curated by Barbara Dowse;
I Had a Dream - Australian Art in the 1960s, National Gallery of Victoria, 15 April 16 June 1997, curated by Jennifer Phipps;
The Laverty Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 20 June 23 Aug 1998;
Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968 - 2002, National Gallery of Victoria, 28 October 2002 16 February 2003, no. 3.11, curated by Jason Smith and Charles Green;
On loan to the National Gallery of Victoria, 2001-06

Literature & references:

Exhibition catalogs:
The Field, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1968, illus p. 79;
The Caddy Collection, Watters Gallery, Sydney, 1988, no. 42, illus p. 59;
Dick Watkins in Context, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 1993, illus p. 13;
I Had a Dream - Australian Art in the 1960s, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1997, illus p. 61;
The Laverty Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 1998, illus p. 2;
Fieldwork: Australian Art 1968 - 2002, National Gallery of Victoria, 2003, no. 3.11, text p. 22, illus p. 145 and 153

Books:
Daniel Thomas and Mervyn Horton, Present Day Art in Australia, Ure Smith, 1969, illus p. 229;
James Gleeson, Modern Painters: 1931 - 1970, Landsdowne Press, 1971, p 125, illus pl 85;
Leslie Harding, Sue Cramer et al., Cubism and Australian Art, Heide MOMA and the Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 2009, illus p. 183

Newspapers:
Elwyn Lynn, 'A Hard Edged Wheel Turns', Weekend Australian, Jan 12-13, 1991, review/10;
Jeremy Eccles , the Pleasure Principle, State of the Arts, August-November 1998, illus p 78;
Gabriella Coslovich, the Age, Saturday Extra, 23 Nov, 2002

Note:

Among the works in the Field, Watkins the Mooche (1968) stood out as bearing a direct visual relationship to not only the jazz rhythms inferred by the title, but also to Cubism. Leslie Harding, Sue Cramer, op. cit.2

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