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Edwin Tanner

Untitled, 1974

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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

Positive and Negative - Construction No. 53

Edwin Tanner

1966

PVA, steel mesh and copper on board, 137.00 x 120.00

Price: $22,000

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Pilloried People

Edwin Tanner

1966

PVA on hessian on board, 122.00 x 137.00

Price: $40,000

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Untitled

Edwin Tanner

1974

acrylic on canvas, 128.00 x 138.00

Price: $30,000

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Purple Plunging

Edwin Tanner

1967

pastel on paper, 64.00 x 50.00

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Delayed Return

Edwin Tanner

1971

pastel on paper, 62.00 x 48.00

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Study for 'The Public Servant'

Edwin Tanner

1953

oil on board, 91.00 x 121.50

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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

Price: $3,500

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Anubis

Edwin Tanner

1976

acrylic on canvas, 106.50 x 96.00

Price: $40,000

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Fallen Philosopher

Edwin Tanner

1957

oil on board, 21.00 x 51.00

SOLD

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(Untitled - Emigration Series)

Edwin Tanner

1970 - 1980

pastel on paper, 44.50 x 50.50

SOLD

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(Untitled - Logic)

Edwin Tanner

1960 - 1970

pastel on paper, 48.00 x 62.00

SOLD

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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

SOLD

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(Untitled)

Edwin Tanner

1979

pastel on blue paper, 75.00 x 55.00

Price: $3,000

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(Untitled)

Edwin Tanner

1979

pastel on buff paper, 73.00 x 52.00

Price: $3,000

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(Untitled)

Edwin Tanner

1979

pastel on cream paper, 73.00 x 52.00

Price: $3,000

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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

Price: $3,500

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Aerobatics

Edwin Tanner

1971

pastel on blue paper, 50.00 x 70.00

Price: $3,000

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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

Price: $3,000

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Gravity winning quietly

Edwin Tanner

c. 1967

pastel on pink paper, 62.00 x 48.00

Price: $3,000

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Home is where one starts from / jereckon?

Edwin Tanner

c. 1967

pastel on buff paper, 65.00 x 49.50

SOLD

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Dropping a line home from away

Edwin Tanner

c. 1967

Pastel on grey paper, 65.00 x 49.50

Price: $3,000

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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.