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Peter Upward

On Chrome No. 1, 1960

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mixed media on board

55.50 x 38.00

signed and dated l.r.

Exhibited: Peter Upward, Gallery A, Melbourne, June 1960
(the present exhibition, as 'Untitled' - our thanks to Eric Riddler at the AGNSW for his help researching the correct title)

Literature & references: The Subject of Art by Peter Upward, Gallery A, exhibition catalogue, 1960, illustrated;
Christine France, Abstraction in Victoria Street, Art and Australia: Vol. 29 No. 4 Winter 1992, p. 474-475 Of the [Victoria Street] Group, it was probably only Rapotec and Upward who could be said to practise a full gestural abstraction. In breaking away from perceived and logical images, Upward had studied the American Beat writers Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. Like many other artists he had studied Eugen Herrigels Zen and the Art of Archery and developed a strong interest in calligraphy. Jazz was of particular importance to him, particularly improvisation which he saw as a parallel to his painting in its attempt to reach beyond known experience. Upwards great gestures of pigment in polyvinyl acetate are not seismographs of emotion but simply a homage to their own creation.

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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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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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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.