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John Coburn

(Untitled), c. 1957 - 1959

Price: $15,000

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oil and collage on canvas

116.00 x 132.00

unsigned

Provenance:

Thelma Clune, by descent to Terry Clune;
Private Collection, Sydney, since c. 1993

Exhibited:

Probably Terry Clune Gallery (1957-67)

Literature & references:

Lou Klepac, John Coburn - the spirit of colour, Beagle Press, Sydney, 2003, see p 53 for ‘Summer’, a work of similar scale, form and texture, though without the social comment implied by the collage;
Simon Peirse, Australian Art and Artists in London, 1950 – 1965, Ashgate, Farnham, UK, 2012, see p 90 for an installation shot of the exhibition 'Fifteen Contemporary Australian Painters', New Vision Centre Gallery, London, 21 March, 1960 where a work of similar structure can be seen.

Note:

None of the collaged newspaper headlines are dated but one "Four Bombs End Lull In Little Rock" gives a plausible clue.  The desegregation of the Little Rock Central High School in 1957 became world news when the Governor of Arkansas prevented nine African American students from entering to enrol. Shortly afterwards President Eisenhower sent in the 101st Airborne Division to escort the students in to the previously segregated school - an action now seen as a landmark in the Civil Rights movement in the US. 

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Ceremony

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1983

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Tribal Dance

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1971

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John Coburn

1971

synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 115.50 x 89.00

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Study for Crucifixion

John Coburn

1962

ink and wash on paper, 36.50 x 53.00

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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.