An image of Untitled

Tony Tuckson

(Egypt, England, Australia 18 Jan 1921 – 24 Nov 1973)

Untitled

Other titles:
TD2559
Location
Not on display
Further information

Tuckson’s breakthrough into abstraction seems to have occurred in his works drawn and painted onto newspaper. The newspaper used as a support in this work is dated 28th June 1970. Tuckson started drawing onto newspaper in the mid to late 1950s and continued this practice throughout the 1960s and 70s. Drawing onto non-precious material such as newspaper allowed Tuckson greater freedom of expression and the ability to try out and generate new ideas. The urgency of this work also reflects Tuckson’s belief that painting should be a direct manifestation of the spirit. This work demonstrates Tuckson’s ability to make works that are simultaneously clear, gestural, sensitive and decisive.

Year
1970
Media
Drawing
Medium
polyvinyl acetate and pigment on newspaper
Dimensions
62.0 x 133.0 cm
Credit
Purchased with funds provided by the Gil & Shay Docking Drawing Fund 2017
Accession number
506.2017
Copyright
© The estate of the artist. Licensed by Copyright Agency