An image of Robert Klippel and Bob Cummings at the opening of the exhibition 'Direction 1' at Macquarie Galleries

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Robert Klippel and Bob Cummings at the opening of the exhibition 'Direction 1' at Macquarie Galleries

Location
Not on display
Further information

John Olsen, who can be seen in the background of this photograph invited Robert Klippel to be part of the 'Direction 1' group exhibition at Macquarie Galleries, Sydney. Klippel showed alongside Olsen, Bill Rose, Eric Smith and John Passmore. This exhibition was claimed (erroneously) by the critic Paul Haefliger as the advent of abstract expressionism in Australia.

Place of origin
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Year
04 Dec 1956
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions
8.1 x 13.2 cm image; 8.7 x 13.7 cm sheet
Signature & date

Not signed. Dated u.r., verso, ink "Dec.4, 1956".

Credit
National Art Archive. Gift of Andrew Klippel 2017. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
ARC409.1.147
Copyright
© Unknown photographer