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Edwin Tanner

Untitled, 1974

Price: $30,000

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acrylic on canvas

128.00 x 138.00

signed and dated ‘Edwin Tanner 1974’ u.r.

Provenance: The Estate of Edwin Tanner;
Private Collection, Perth, since 1999

Exhibited: Edwin Tanner - Works 1952-1980, Monash University Gallery, 15 March - 12 May 1990, no. 80;
Edwin Tanner - Space and Consciousness, Charles Nodrum Gallery, 16 November - 4 December, 1999, no. 4;
Edwin Tanner: Paintings 1952-1979, The Hughes Gallery, Sydney, 30 Oct - 25 Nov, 2014 and Charles Nodrum Gallery, Melbourne, 12 March - 4 April, 2015, no. 23

Literature & references: see Anthony Fitzpatrick, Edwin Tanner: Mathematical Expressionist, Tarrawarra Museum of Art, 2018, exhibition catalogue, p 79 for a similar work Homage to Solzhenitsyn, 1976;
Of works from 1973 onwards, Fitzpatrick writes:
“[They] evoke a sense of movement across an expanse. Unlike the flat handling of paint and more muted approach to tone and colour used to evoke staid office or factory environments, these larger canvases provide a field upon which the artist employs a range of gestural brush strokes, a richer, more luxuriant palette, and a pulsating play of tonal contrasts. Their openness and spaciousness represent a marked contrast to the murky, insular and confined spaces of the construction and relief works of the previous decade.” op. cit. p 25

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Further works by the Artist

Fallen Philosopher

Edwin Tanner

1957

oil on board, 21.00 x 51.00

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(Untitled - Emigration Series)

Edwin Tanner

1970 - 1980

pastel on paper, 44.50 x 50.50

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(Untitled - Logic)

Edwin Tanner

1960 - 1970

pastel on paper, 48.00 x 62.00

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(Untitled - Study for an Astrological Mural)

Edwin Tanner

c. 1967

Pencil and ink on paper, 49.50 x 64.00

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(Untitled – Interior, study for a mural)

Edwin Tanner

1967

pencil and ink on grey paper, 49.50 x 64.50

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In thee we trust. ‘A’ Men

Edwin Tanner

1967

pen, ink, charcoal and gouache on paper, 76.00 x 55.00

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Enjambments

Edwin Tanner

1976

pen and ink and gouache on paper, 57.00 x 76.00

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(Untitled)

Edwin Tanner

1979

pastel on blue paper, 75.00 x 55.00

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(Untitled)

Edwin Tanner

1979

pastel on buff paper, 73.00 x 52.00

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(Untitled)

Edwin Tanner

1979

pastel on cream paper, 73.00 x 52.00

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"I think that the river is a strong brown god - sullen, untamed and intractable" but wholly devoid of fish

Edwin Tanner

1972

pastel on paper, 76.00 x 56.00

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Aerobatics

Edwin Tanner

1971

pastel on blue paper, 50.00 x 70.00

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A religious drawing on the finest paper money can buy / the paper is french [therefore] this is a french letter by an honest engineer

Edwin Tanner

1971

pastel on paper, 50.00 x 65.00

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Brown line unsure of its way

Edwin Tanner

c. 1967

pastel on paper, 65.00 x 49.50

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Gravity winning quietly

Edwin Tanner

c. 1967

pastel on pink paper, 62.00 x 48.00

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Home is where one starts from / jereckon?

Edwin Tanner

c. 1967

pastel on buff paper, 65.00 x 49.50

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Dropping a line home from away

Edwin Tanner

c. 1967

Pastel on grey paper, 65.00 x 49.50

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Red Line Bouncing at the Middle

Edwin Tanner

c. 1967

pastel on paper, 65.00 x 50.00

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Black and white coming in / plopping and falling / white / purple fence sitter tries to / climb from possible conflict

Edwin Tanner

c. 1960

pastel on orange card, 74.50 x 54.50

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(Engineering Drawing)

Edwin Tanner

c. 1953

pencil and magnesium carbonate on grey , 40.50 x 95.00

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The Maths Teacher

Edwin Tanner

1952

oil on canvas, 101.00 x 64.00

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In Memoriam

Edwin Tanner

1957

oil on canvas, 90.00 x 110.00

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Explorer

Edwin Tanner

1960

oil on composition board, 106.50 x 122.00

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Castaways

Edwin Tanner

1960 - 1961

oil on board, 122.00 x 162.50

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Lady Killer among the Clergy - Homage to Wittgenstein

Edwin Tanner

1961

PVA and carborundum on board, 121.00 x 142.00

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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.