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Keith Looby

Anne Summers - God's Police Doll, 1980

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mixed media on canvas

251.00 x 192.00

signed l.r.

Provenance:

Private Collection, Sydney, till 2020

Exhibited:

Archibald Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1980 (no prize was awarded that year - see below)

Literature & references:

Literature:
Alan McCulloch, Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Hutchinson, Melbourne, 1984 revised and extended 1984 edition, b&w illus no 6;
Humphrey McQueen, Suburbs of the Sacred, Penguin Books, 1988, illus p 132 and see pp 131-135 for a detailed account of that unusual year for the Archibald

Reference:
Keith Looby - paintings and drawings,1959-1989, exhibition catalogue, MOCA Brisbane, 1989, see p 9 for P.P. McGuinness with Paddy Doll, the similarly scaled portrait of the artist's friend and biographer which had been exhibited in the 1979 Archibald Prize; it was widely expected to win, but this did not eventuate.

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