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Peter Upward

March Drawing No 2, 1961

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PVA on paper on board

80.00 x 67.00

signed and dated l.r.

Provenance: Rudy Komon Gallery, till 1985; Private Collection since

Exhibited: Peter Upward, Holdsworth Gallery, April 1970, No 8;
John Olsen and Peter Upward, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Dec 1984, No 2

Literature & references: Alan and Susan McCulloch, McCulloch Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Allen and Unwin, 1994 ed, p 718;
Robert Hughes, the Art of Australia, Pelican, 1970
"Upwards flat white tablets are merely a neutral ground on which the black gesture happens. There is no painted relationship between sign and surface and, though the space has an Oriental infinity, no illusion of a third dimension arises from it. the paintings neither imply nor illustrate ideas. Communication with them is purely intuitive. There are no bridges. When his brush strikes the hardboard Upward is on his own in the middle of a self-made arena: his gestures grace is automatically registered in a trance of speed, and the act of painting becomes a form of limited meditation." Hughes, op cit, p 282

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Punctuation

Peter Upward

1970

PVA on canvas, 183.00 x 122.00

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Minor Key

Peter Upward

1973

PVA and epoxy resin canvas, 48.00 x 48.00

Price: $12,500

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(Landscape)

Peter Upward

1976

gouache on paper, 64.00 x 96.00

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(Landscape with Parrots)

Peter Upward

1976

gouache on paper, 64.00 x 96.00

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Chinois

Peter Upward

1971

epoxy resin on shaped canvas, 122.00

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Untitled (Brown & Green)

Peter Upward

1972

epoxy resin on canvas, 28.00

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(Untitled)

Peter Upward

1957

gouache on paper, 54.00 x 36.00

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Painting No 11 - Rain forest

Peter Upward

1970

PVA on canvas, 183.00 x 122.00

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On Chrome No. 1

Peter Upward

1960

mixed media on board, 55.50 x 38.00

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Untitled

Peter Upward

1960

oil on board, 55.50 x 38.00

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Eleanor

Peter Upward

silkscreen on paper, 77.00 x 57.00

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Sagittarius with Jupiter

Peter Upward

PVA on canvas, 122.00 x 92.00

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Painting No. 11 - Rain forest

Peter Upward

1970

PVA on canvas, 183.00 x 122.00

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Eleanor

Peter Upward

silkscreen on paper - unframed, 77.00 x 57.00

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Untitled

Peter Upward

1982 - 2010

silkscreen on paper - unframed, 77.00 x 57.00

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Untitled

Peter Upward

1971

Epoxy resin and acrylic on canvas, 101.50 x 101.50

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Untitled

Peter Upward

1960

Oil on board, 61.00 x 45.00

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Untitled

Peter Upward

1960

PVA on board, 55.50 x 38.00

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Slow Moment

Peter Upward

1962

pva on composition board, 126.00 x 89.50

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X

Peter Upward

1971

acrylic on canvas, 182.50 x 122.00

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Untitled

Peter Upward

1963

PVA on board, 60.50 x 45.50

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Untitled

Peter Upward

1960

PVA on board, 61.00 x 46.00

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Untitled

Peter Upward

1961

acrylic on board, 93.90 x 126.30

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Slow Movement

Peter Upward

1962

PVA on composition board, 126.00 x 89.50

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Time Piece

Peter Upward

1963

PVA on board, 61.00 x 45.00

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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.