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Michael Shannon

The City (No.2?)

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oil on canvas

122.00 x 183.00

signed l.l.

Provenance: BHP Collection (no. 248 on label verso) - their sale Christies, Sydney, 27/8/2003, Lot 527; Private collection, Melbourne, since then.
Exhibited: Adelaide, National Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide Festival of Arts, 1966, no. 86 (remains of label verso)
Literature & references: BHP Collection catalogue; G. Morrison, E. Cross, R. Millar & P.McCaughey, Michael Shannon - Australian Romantic Realist, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Retrospective Exhibition Catalogue, Ballarat 2011, see p 70-73 for similar works - aerial views of abstracted cityscapes: Urban Panorama c 1960 (Collection Art Gallery of Ballarat); Original concept of the Victorian Arts Centre, 1963 (with Roy Grounds' projected buildings clearly depicted, though the painting employs a dual perspective to topographical effect); the City, 1961, the most closely related in structure, concept and handling (collection of the Art Gallery of Western Australia); and the City No 3, which explores a different perspective again - this time from the top of a tall building rather than from the air (collection Newcastle Art Gallery). Unlike his late 1960s panoramic cityscapes which are all topographically specific (Melbourne, Sydney, San Francisco, etc.) these earlier works (the Art Centre excepted) remain strictly anonymous, their relentless, though slightly chaotic geometry concerning itself with the physical and psychological aspects of the city - and city living - in general.

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Construction: Thomson River Dam under Construction

Michael Shannon

1984

charcoal and pastel on paper, 69.00 x 49.00

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The New World

Michael Shannon

c. 1960

oil on canvas, 101.00 x 76.00

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Sunday Morning, Townsville

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1970

oil on canvas, 74.50 x 101.00

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Owl

Michael Shannon

1973

pastel and charcoal on paper, 63.00 x 48.00

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(City Skyline)

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1969

oil on canvas, 51.00 x 51.00

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Mt Ida

Michael Shannon

1985

oil on canvas, 50.00 x 136.00

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Study for ‘Mount Ida’

Michael Shannon

1986

pastel on paper, 40.00 x 86.00

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Mt Ida after the Fire

Michael Shannon

1987

pastel on paper, 46.00 x 92.50

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Transport: Ansett Airlines first flight from Hamilton to Melbourne

Michael Shannon

1984

pastel on paper, 69.00 x 49.00

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Manufacturing: Carlton and United Brewery

Michael Shannon

1984

pastel and applied beer labels on paper, 73.50 x 53.00

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Track to Jim's Block

Michael Shannon

1987

Oil on canvas, 77.00 x 102.00

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Construction: Thompson River Dam under Construction

Michael Shannon

1984

charcoal and pastel on paper, 69.00 x 49.00

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Melbourne Across the Yarra

Michael Shannon

oil on canvas, 122.00 x 153.00

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Untitled (Verandah)

Michael Shannon

1966

pastel on paper, 50.00 x 70.00

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(Old Colonial barn)

Michael Shannon

c. 1949

pen, ink and watercolour on paper, 23.00 x 27.00

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The Cane Cutter's House

Michael Shannon

1967

oil on canvas, 76.50 x 102.00

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Backyard

Michael Shannon

1946

pen and ink and watercolour on paper, 24.00 x 21.20

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The back lane

Michael Shannon

1946

pen and ink and watercolour on paper, 27.00 x 22.50

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Landscape of Sydney

Michael Shannon

1969

oil on canvas, 151.00 x 122.00

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Near Baynton

Michael Shannon

1982

pencil and pastel on paper, 72.00 x 52.00

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Tuilips in a Vase

Michael Shannon

1976

charcoal and pastel on paper, 62.00 x 46.50

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Jugiong Landscape, No 3

Michael Shannon

1987

oil on canvas, 122.00 x 153.00

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Near Baynton

Michael Shannon

1982

pencil and pastel on paper, 72.00 x 52.00

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House with Blue Windows

Michael Shannon

c. 1960

ink and wash on paper, 16.50 x 19.50

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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.