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Ralph Balson

Matter Painting (Painting No. 11), 1960

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Catalogue number: 2

enamel on board

122.00 x 91.50

signed and dated l.r.

Provenance:

Private Collection, NSW;
to Bloomfield Galleries, 1989;
to Charles Nodrum Gallery, 1989;
to Private Collection, Sydney, since then

Exhibited:

Ralph Balson, Gallerie Creuze, Paris, Nov 1960;
Balson - Matter paintings, Gallery A, 1969, Sydney and Melbourne; one of two works this size; the other, "landscape" format, is in the NGA, Canberra;
Modern Australian Painting, Charles Nodrum Gallery, 1989;
What's the Matter?, Charles Nodrum Gallery, August 5 - 28 2004, no.4

Literature & references:

Elwyn Lynn, review of the Gallery A show, The Bulletin, June 7 1969, p 46, illus;
Daniel Thomas “Black is beautiful” Sunday Telegraph, Sydney, 25 May 1969 in reference specifically to the black and white paintings: “…. the grandest, most museum-worthy, most aristocratic paintings ever made …”;
Modern Australian Painting, Charles Nodrum Gallery, 1989, illus;
Abstraction II, Charles Nodrum Gallery, Oct 2002, illus;
David Petrius, High achievement or creative byway: the erratic reception of Ralph Balson's 'Matter' panitngs, unpublished MA thesis, QUT, Brisbane 2003, illustrated plate 13.

Note:

The correct title 'Painting No 11' is from previous catalogues (Information from David Pestorius in 2004).

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