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Peter Upward

Minor Key, 1973

Price: $12,500

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PVA and epoxy resin canvas

48.00 x 48.00

signed and dated ‘Peter Upward 1973’ on stretcher verso; bears title verso

Provenance: Utopia Art, Sydney (label verso) 1994;
The Peter Elliott Collection, Sydney;
His sale, Mossgreen, 30 August, 2015

Exhibited: Peter Upward (1932-83) - Major Works from the 70s, Utopia Art, Sydney, 7 - 28 May, 1994, no. 9

Literature & references: Gavin Fry, The Peter Elliott Collection of Australian Art, The Beagle Press 2013, p. 172, lot 101
Reference:
C. Dean, Frozen Gestures - the Art of Peter Upward, exhibition catalogue, Penrith Regional Gallery, 2007, p 18-19:
“Commenced in London, where he started experimenting with the use of brightly coloured resins, these new works were referred to as the ‘Circular’, ‘Disk’ or ‘Sun’ series and represent the fourth and final phase of his career… These new paintings… were widely reviewed. While interviewing Upward in 1971, Morris Lurie asked why he was producing ‘round paintings’, to which Upward simply replied ‘freedom’. Elwyn Lynn wrote an article called ‘In the Lollipop Movement’, which recognised Upward’s conceptual skill in successfully combing the gestures of abstract expressionism with the palette of pop art, while Jessica Lane wrote an elegantly titled review called ‘Peter Upward’s ‘Chi’’, which discussed the ‘energetic spirit of these pictures’.”

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Further works by the Artist

Punctuation

Peter Upward

1970

PVA on canvas, 183.00 x 122.00

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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

SOLD

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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

SOLD

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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

SOLD

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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

SOLD

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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

SOLD

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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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March Drawing No 2

Peter Upward

1961

PVA on paper on board, 80.00 x 67.00

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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.