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Peter Upward

X, 1971

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acrylic on canvas

182.50 x 122.00

inscribed X on reverse

Provenance:

Utopia Art, 1994, from the artists estate;
Laverty Collection, since then

Exhibited:

Peter Upward - Major Works from the 70s, Utopia Art, Sydney, May 7 - 28 1994, no.3;
The Laverty Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 20 June - 23 Aug, 1998;
Frozen Gestures - the Art of Peter Upward, curated by Christopher Dean, Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest, 20 Oct - 2 Dec, 2007, no 32

Literature & references:

Christopher Dean, Frozen Gestures - the Art of Peter Upward, retrospective exhibition catalogue, Penrith, 2007, p 56, illus p 44;
See Kim Bonython, Modern Australian Painting 1950 - 1975, Rigby 1980, p146, for a similar painting;
See also: Irene Burschedt, Home from London - with tropical touch (newspaper interview, April 1973, at the Rudy Komon Gallery) illustrated; the artist commented:
I discovered the tropical colours in London but they look better in Australia .... Everything is done in one movement. I paint with musical impulse, the same as musicians when they improvise .... my paintings are a series of chords and notes .... [and are] like the moment when a high diver enters the water.

Note:

The title is unusual, or at least atypical. When first shown at the Rudy Komon Gallery exhibition in April 1972, the 6 x 4 ft canvases started in London were simply numbered- but by August, when several of the same works were shown at the Reid Gallery in Brisbane, they are listed with their (new) titles. With no record of a work titled X in any of the 1970's exhibitions, it may be that it refers to a Latin 10. If so, then this painting was also exhibited at the Rudy Komon Gallery in 1972; possible later titles could be Bride or Tropic.

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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.