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    Sale 7482

    Modern and Contemporary Australian Art Including Works by New Zealand and South African Artists

    12 December 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 88

    John Kelly (b.1965)

    Cow up a tree

    Price Realised  


    John Kelly (b.1965)
    Cow up a tree
    signed and dated 'Klly 97' (lower right)
    oil on canvas
    19 7/8 x 15 15/16in. (50.5 x 40.5cm.)

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    Kelly's cows were supposedly inspired by Dobell's papier mâché cows commissioned from the artist during the war to camouflage rural runways. The present composition, which clearly derives from Nolan's famous drought photographs and subsequent paintings, was also cast in bronze and exhibited at Les Champs de Sculpture II on the Champs-Elysées, Paris in 2001.

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    with Niagara Galleries, Richmond, Victoria.