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David Aspden

(Untitled), 1968

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Catalogue number: 4

acrylic on canvas

241.50 x 150.80

signed and dated ‘Aspden 68’ on reverse

Provenance:

Gallery A, Sydney; 
Collection of Rua Osborne, Sydney; 
by inheritance to the previous owner, till 2014

Exhibited:

At Gallery A in 1968, David Aspden exhibited in two Group Exhibitions: Arts Vietnam in October and Beginning the Fifth Year in November; in January 1969 he was included in another Group Exhibition.  In 1971, Gallery A held a show in March  - Works from the Private Collections of Rowena Burrell, Ann Lewis and Rua Osborne.  This work was most likely shown in at least one of these exhibitions.

Note:

Max Hutchinson opened Gallery A in Melbourne in 1959.  In 1964 he, Ann Lewis and Rua Osborne opened a Sydney branch.  Lewis directed the Sydney gallery from 1970 when Hutchinson opened his gallery in New York.  Osborne and Lewis were later joined in Sydney by Rowena Burrell.

This painting remains an outlier in the artist's oeuvre.  In 1968 horizontal stripes were his predominant format - mostly 5 ft by 8 ft but also 2 ft by 12 ft - and were followed by the Norfolk Series - mostly vertical – where straight lines were systematically broken up.  The asymmetry of this work is also unusual in that his colours and forms tended to be evenly balanced and spread during this period.  Here, by contrast, an almost ecstatic yellow injects a fierce energy into an otherwise restrained composition.  

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Exhibition Catalogue

(Untitled - Pink and Green Geometric)

John Peart

c. 1967

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(Untitled - Yellow)

John Peart

1967

acrylic on shaped canvas, 409.00 x 317.00

Price: $30,000

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Hot Ice

Ron Robertson-Swann

1970

acrylic on canvas, 239.00 x 178.00

Price: $45,000

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(Untitled)

David Aspden

1968

acrylic on canvas, 241.50 x 150.80

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ERGOL

John Firth-Smith

1973

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Price: $35,000

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Clement Meadmore

1961

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Ralph Balson

c. 1960

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Godfrey Miller

c. 1955

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Edwin Tanner

1956

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Robert Rauschenberg

1988

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Gareth Sansom

1974 - 1979

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James Gleeson

1995

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Stanislaus Rapotec

1967

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Price: $45,000

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Aida Tomescu

1991

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Price: $15,000

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Ann Thomson

2014

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John Olsen

1981

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Trees and Bush Structures

Ken Whisson

1996

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Untitled

Roger Kemp

1953 - 1954

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Price: $45,000

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Donald Laycock

1962 - 1964

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Price: $9,000

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(Untitled)

Ian Sime

1962

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Price: $2,750

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Sam Atyeo

1979

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Price: $9,500

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Trevor Vickers

1981 - 1982

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Price: $10,000

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Wilma Tabacco

2006

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Light and the Density of Light

John Young

1992

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Sydney Ball

2004

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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.