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Lawrence Daws

Omphalos II, 1958

Price: $17,500

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oil on canvas

100.00 x 115.00

signed 'Daws 58' l.r.

Provenance:

Mr & Mrs Langdon Badger, Adelaide;
Christies, Melbourne, 1/5/2000 lot 185; 
Private Collection, Melbourne, till 2018

Exhibited:

Galleria La Sallita, Rome, February 1959;
Lawrence Daws - Work from Rome, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney, April - May 1959; 
Kozminsky Galleries, c. 2003

Literature & references:

Neville Weston, Lawrence Daws, Reed, 1982, illus p 35;
Art & Australia, Vol 1 No 1, May 1963, see p 19 for a similar work ‘Precession’, 1959

Note:

‘Omphalos’, meaning ‘navel’ in ancient Greek, was an object symbolising the centre of the world, and was considered an object of power; its references including both the uterus and the phallus.

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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.