An image of Study for 'The authority of the shell'

James Gleeson

(Australia 21 Nov 1915 – 20 Oct 2008)

Study for 'The authority of the shell'

Location
Not on display
Further information

Painted following the Gulf War of 1990, Gleeson explained the title as: 'a play on words ... I think [it] was also the time of the war, and the shell was an explosive device, it was also a protection for sea creatures and it was the authority that gave off ...', James Gleeson 27 August 2002.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'James Gleeson: drawings for paintings', Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2003, pg. 101.

Year
1992
Media
Drawing, Collage
Medium
charcoal, paper collage on white wove paper
Dimensions
37.9 x 51.2 cm sheet
Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., charcoal "Gleeson 31.3.92".

Credit
Gift of the artist 2001
Accession number
209.2001