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John Olsen

Man Obsessed with the Sun, 1964

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Catalogue number: 6

oil on board

122.00 x 134.00

signed and dated l.l.

Provenance:

Rudy Komon Gallery; 
purchased from Ray Hughes, August 1985; 
Private Collection, Melbourne, since then

Exhibited:

 

John Olsen, Rudy Komon Gallery, December, 1964;
John Olsen, Skinner Galleries, November, 1967;
The Personal Collection of Mr and Mrs Rudy Komon, Georges Gallery, Melbourne, c. 1971 or 1973;
Rudy Komon Memorial Exhibition, Rudy Komon Gallery, 9 November - 20 December, 1982, no. 18;  
John Olsen and Peter Upward, Charles Nodrum Gallery, December, 1984;
New Worlds: 1950s-60s Abstraction from the Charles Nodrum Collection, Benalla Art Gallery, 25 August  - 6 October, 2002;
Bodies and Minds, Charles Nodrum Gallery, 10 May - 2 June, 2007, no. 99;
The Kite - Mike Brown and the Sydney Twelve, LaTrobe University Art Museum, Oct 2007, and touring to McClelland Art Gallery and Macquarie University, Sydney;
on loan, Benalla Art Gallery, 2005-2011;
Flying a Kite: Mike Brown vs The Rest of The Art World, The Australian Club, Melbourne, 22 August - 12 November, 2012

Literature & references:

Jenny Zimmer and Ken Macgregor, John Olsen - Journeys into the 'You Beaut Country', MacMillan, Melbourne, 2007, p 35, illus.;
Flying a Kite: Mike Brown vs The Rest of The Art World, The Australian Club, Melbourne, 2012, illus p 103

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Exhibition Catalogue

Screen Wall

Norma Redpath

1967

Bronze, 11.80 x 15.40 x 7.00

Price: $15,000

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Untitled

Peter Upward

1961

acrylic on board, 93.90 x 126.30

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Untitled

Paul Partos

1965

oil on canvas, 152.00 x 152.00

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Carcass (Boeuf)

Stacha Halpern

c. 1960

oil on canvas, 120.00 x 120.00

Price: $25,000

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Paysage - Landscape

Stacha Halpern

1962

oil on canvas, 115.50 x 147.50

Price: $25,000

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Man Obsessed with the Sun

John Olsen

1964

oil on board, 122.00 x 134.00

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Composition 2

Margo Lewers

1960 - 1965

oil and sand on board, 75.00 x 137.00

Price: $12,500

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Night and Day

Margo Lewers

c. 1965

oil on board, 57.00 x 91.00

SOLD

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Carvings

Maximilien Feuerring

c. 1960

oil on board, 90.00 x 59.50

SOLD

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On the Sandover

Sheila McDonald

1962

mixed media on board, 93.00 x 123.00

Price: $4,500

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Evocation to Goya

Ignacio Marmol

1965

oil and mixed media on board, 43.50 x 58.50

Price: $1,750

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Chronos

Charles Reddington

1961

oil on canvas, 122.00 x 157.00

Price: $16,500

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Oakey Creek - night

William Peascod

1963

mixed media on board, 122.00 x 91.00

Price: $3,500

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Deya de Mallorca

Frank Hodgkinson

1960

polyvinyl acetate, hessian on canvas, 147.00 x 97.00

Price: $27,500

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Paradox of Unreality

Carl Plate

1960

PVA on canvas, 99.00 x 60.60

Price: $10,500

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Coastal Landscape

Michael Taylor

1969

oil and enamel on canvas laid on aluminium, 203.00 x 152.50

Price: $12,000

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Morning Pier

Dawn Sime

1959 - 1960

oil on board, 91.00 x 122.00

Price: $12,500

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Typhoon

Sheila McDonald

c. 1960

oil on board, 50.00 x 57.00

Price: $750

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Abstract

Lorri Whiting

1958

oil on canvas, 100.00 x 70.00

Price: $6,600

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Guadix

Peter Kaiser

1957

PVA, hessian & string on hessian, 130.00 x 96.00

Price: $10,000

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Paisaje (landscape)

Jose Guevara

1961

oil on board, 60.00 x 100.00

Price: $1,250

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(Untitled)

Anthony Underhill

oil on canvas, 114.00 x 122.00

Price: $3,300

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Painting April No. 2

Anton Holzner

1964

oil on canvas, 172.00 x 146.00

Price: $8,500

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Autumn Landscape III

Franz Kempf

1964

oil on canvas, 107.00 x 123.00

Price: $8,500

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Before me floats an image, man or shade, more shade than man, more image than a shade (Yeats)

Leonard Hessing

1962

enamel on board, 135.00 x 120.00

Price: $9,500

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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.