An image of Robert Klippel and Nina Mermey at the opening of the exhibition 'Direction 1' at the Macquarie Galleries

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Robert Klippel and Nina Mermey at the opening of the exhibition 'Direction 1' at the Macquarie Galleries

Location
Not on display
Further information

This photograph shows Robert Klippel with his wife Nina Mermey at the opening of the 'Direction 1' group exhibition at Macquarie Galleries, Sydney. Klippel showed alongside John 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
1956
Media
Photograph
Medium
gelatin silver photograph
Dimensions
27.3 x 23.8 cm image
Signature & date

Not signed. Dated u.l., verso, pencil "1956".

Credit
National Art Archive. Gift of Andrew Klippel 2017. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
ARC409.1.149
Copyright
© Unknown photographer