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Carl Plate

Paradox of Unreality, 1960

Price: $10,500

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Catalogue number: 15

PVA on canvas

99.00 x 60.60

signed and dated l.l.

Provenance:

The Estate of Carl Plate

Exhibited:

Carl Plate, Macquarie Gallery, May 1960, no. 19;
Carl Plate, MOMA Melbourne, August - September, 1960, no. 20 (co-exhibitor Elwyn Lynn);
Sydney Contemporary Painters (Group Show), Arts Council of Australia (QLD), Hardy Bros Brisbane, October, 1961;
Carl Plate, Knapik Gallery, New York, 1962, no. 11

Literature & references:

Review of Macquarie Galleries exhibition, Sydney Morning Herald, 25 May, 1960;
Elwyn Lynn, Carl Plate, Art & Australia, Vol 7 No 2, September 1969:
“Of his New York show at the Knapik Gallery… critics noted the hovering between the possibilities of formal design and freedom of action; Yvonne Hagen (Appraisal) noted what distinguished him from the English influences: ‘Plate is a true tension gatherer, his canvases chunk and spin, sweep up and down, surge in and out, more active than polite, with counterpoints of realised calm.’” (op. cit. p 144 – 146);
Bernard Smith, Australian Painting, OUP, 1962, see plate 184 for the similar work ‘Paradox of Sequence’, 1958-62 and p 363 for the following analysis:
“And in [Plate’s] work, as in that of [William] Rose, the French heritage is notably present: behind him there stand such artists as Braque, the later Matisse, Hans Arp even, in the feeling for weight and placement, in the delicate confrontation and articulation of the elements of the composition.”

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