(Australia 05 Aug 1956 – )
Pipes smell nice, but I wonder how long it will take to get the mouth cancer
- Not on display
- Further information
The 'Pipe smoking suite' relates to a contemporary practise of 'surfing the net' on any chosen subject. Noel McKenna is not particularly conversant with computer culture, nor a frequent user. However, he happened to be interested in a famous painting by Cezanne depicting pipe smoking ('The card players') and was astounded at the result from 'Googling' the subject, leading to the current series. His fascination with such archetypical images of human physiognomy and habits however happens to have long established antecedents, beginning in Australia with the droll, understated satire of the colonial Australian artist ST Gill.
- oil on plywood
- 50.0 x 49.8 cm board; 52.0 x 54.2 x 4.1 cm frame (irreg.)
- Signature & date
Signed and dated u.l. corner verso, black oil "N.McKENNA 09".
- Patrick White Bequest Fund 2009
- Accession number
- © Noel McKenna. Licensed by Copyright Agency