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Donald Laycock

Neon Cities, c. 1960

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oil on board

104.00 x 56.00

signed 'Laycock; l.l. and inscribed with artist's name and title on label on reverse

Provenance:

Mirka Mora Collection, till 2019

Exhibited:

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart (label verso);
Abstraction 19: painterly, textural and symbolic abstraction of the 1950s and 60s, Charles Nodrum Gallery, 2 - 23 November, 2019, no. 48

Literature & references:

Bernard Smith, Australian Painting, OUP, 1962, see plate 180, for ‘As it was in the beginning’ - a 1960 painting of slightly smaller scale, previously in the Aubrey Gibson Collection, and p 312 for the following:
“Laycock developed a rhythmical linear and part-accidentalist style, building his pictures into richly textured masses of colour, in a desire to create pictorial analogies for the dispersion of energy and the creation of matter. He was, if not the first, certainly one of the first among local artists to develop a coherent personal style from the abstract expressionist mode of invention.”

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Further works by the Artist

Sonic Flight

Donald Laycock

1962 - 1964

oil on canvas, 132.50 x 96.50

Price: $9,000

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(Ancient Kings series)

Donald Laycock

c. 1960

pen and ink and pencil on paper, 25.00 x 29.00

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(Ancient Kings series)

Donald Laycock

c. 1960

pen and ink on paper, 26.00 x 19.00

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(Ancient Kings series)

Donald Laycock

1960

linocut on paper, 38.00 x 34.00

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(Ancient Kings series)

Donald Laycock

1961

pen and ink and pencil on paper, 27.00 x 43.00

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Untitled (abstract)

Donald Laycock

1959

gouache on paper, 37.00 x 28.00

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Untitled (abstract)

Donald Laycock

c. 1959

gouache on paper, 38.00 x 28.00

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Cantata

Donald Laycock

1979

oil on canvas, 61.00 x 91.50

SOLD

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Mandala

Donald Laycock

1962

oil & acrylic on board, 137.50 x 82.00

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Title not known

Donald Laycock

c. 1960

oil on board, 57.00 x 39.00

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Through forests of light

Donald Laycock

1959

oil on board, 91.00 x 122.00

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(Title not known)

Donald Laycock

1957

enamel on board, 44.00 x 33.50

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(Title not known)

Donald Laycock

1956

enamel on board, 35.00 x 32.00

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(Untitled)

Donald Laycock

1978

pastel on paper, 33.00 x 62.00

SOLD

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Neon Cities

Donald Laycock

c. 1960

oil on board, 104.00 x 56.00

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Loco-motion

Donald Laycock

1958

oil on board, 50.00 x 34.50

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Drifting Galaxy

Donald Laycock

1996

oil on board, 72.00 x 94.00

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Underwater Dance

Donald Laycock

c. 1960

oil on canvas, 55.00 x 60.00

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Wings

Donald Laycock

1971

oil on canvas, 181.00 x 202.50

Price: $40,000

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The Oracle of the Sphinx

Donald Laycock

1962

oil on canvas on board, 183.00 x 122.00

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Cantata Galaxy

Donald Laycock

2003

oil on canvas, 137.00 x 198.00

SOLD

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Collapsed Galaxy I

Donald Laycock

2001

oil on cedar, 13.00 x 17.00

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Banana Birds

Donald Laycock

1978

pastel on paper , 41.00 x 46.00

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Golden Galaxy

Donald Laycock

1998

oil on board, 20.00 x 25.00

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Terrestrial

Donald Laycock

oil on canvas on board, 80.00 x 57.00

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Since its establishment in 1984, the Charles Nodrum Gallery’s exhibition program embraces a diversity of media and styles - from painting, sculpture & works on paper to graphics and photography; from figurative, geometric, gestural, surrealist & social comment to installation & conceptually based work.