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Leonard Hessing

Before me floats an image, man or shade, more shade than man, more image than a shade (Yeats), 1962

Price: $9,500

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Catalogue number: 25

enamel on board

135.00 x 120.00

signed l.r.

Provenance:

Helena Rubenstein (see below);
Lawson Menzies, 7 June 2010, lot 624;
Peter Pinson, Sydney, since then

Exhibited:

Helena Rubinstein Travelling Art Scholarship, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 8 August - 2 September 1962 (one of a set of five Hessing paintings exhibited);
Biennial of Sao Paulo, September-December 1963 (insured for 500 gns and lent by Helena Rubenstein);
Sydney Painting 1958-64: The Robert Hughes Years, Peter Pinson Gallery, Sydney, June - July 2010, No. 6; 
Modern Australian Painting, Charles Nodrum Gallery, 31 March - 23 April, 2016, no. 36

Note:

"I was planning an exhibition "Sydney Painting: the Robert Hughes Years", to co-incide with the publication of Patricia Anderson's book on Robert Hughes' early years. I thought the show needed a big Hessing, as Hughes admired Hessing, and wrote so elegantly about him.  Moreover, there was the colourful episode of Hughes voting (unsuccessfully) for Hessing to win the Helena Rubinstein Travelling Art Scholarship, so the fact that this Hessing came from the Rubinstein Collection made it of particularly rich significance."  Peter Pinson

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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

POA

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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

POA

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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

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Carvings

Maximilien Feuerring

c. 1960

oil on board, 90.00 x 59.50

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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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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.