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Donald Laycock

The Oracle of the Sphinx, 1962

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oil on canvas on board

183.00 x 122.00

signed l.l.

Provenance:

Margaret Carnegie, till the early 1970s;
Allen D. Christensen Fund, till 1998; through Charles Nodrum Gallery; to Private Collection, since then

Exhibited:

Helena Rubinstein Travelling Art Scholarship, AGNSW, Aug 1962, No. 22;
A Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by Donald Laycock, University of Melbourne, September, 1972, no 10;
Paintings from the Collection of Mr and Mrs Douglas Carnegie, National Gallery of Victoria, October, 1966, no. 49;
Paintings from the Collection of Allen D. Christensen, National Gallery of Victoria, December, 1976, no. 26;
Modern Australian Painting, Charles Nodrum Gallery, 17 March - 9 April 2011, no 34; Art Gallery of Ballarat, on loan, till 2017

Literature & references:

John Reed, New Painting 1952-62, Longmans (Art in Australia series) 1963, illus;
Michael Shannon, Margaret Carnegie - the Art Collectors 4, Art & Australia, Vol 4, No 2, Spring 1966, illus p 152: "Dominating the wall opposite the Bilu is The Oracle by Donald Laycock, quelling even the chariot with his sombre eyes. Laycock painted a series of oracles - another is in the Mertz Collection. They are all monumental in scale and very compelling ..."
Shannon, op cit.

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Further works by the Artist

Neon Cities

Donald Laycock

c. 1960

oil on board, 104.00 x 56.00

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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

SOLD

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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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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

SOLD

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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

SOLD

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(Untitled)

Donald Laycock

1978

pastel on paper, 33.00 x 62.00

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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.