BRETT WHITELEY (1932-1992)
BRETT WHITELEY (1932-1992)
BRETT WHITELEY (1932-1992)
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BRETT WHITELEY (1939-1992)

White Sacred Baboon

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BRETT WHITELEY (1939-1992)
White Sacred Baboon
signed 'Whiteley' (lower centre); signed again, dated and inscribed '"WHITE SACRED BABOON"/Dec-APRIL/1964-65/Brett Whiteley' (on the reverse)
oil, tempera, aluminium, collage and wax on canvas, mounted on board
74 x 60 in. (188 x 152.4 cm.)
Painted in 1964-65.
Provenance
with Marlborough Fine Art, London.
with Bonython Art Gallery, Adelaide.
Mr and Mrs John D. Murchison, Texas.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Melbourne, 14 May 2013, lot 2, where purchased by the present owner.
Literature
Exhibition catalogue, Brett Whiteley: Zoo and Christie Series, London, Marlborough Fine Art, 1965, n.p., no. 1, illustrated.
E. Wolfram, 'Zoo Story: Rillington Place', The Arts Review, Vol. XVII, No. 20, London, 16 October 1965, p. 14.
E. Lynn, 'The Picture of Horror', The Australian, Sydney, 12 March 1966, p. 9, as 'Sacred White Baboon'.
K. Sutherland, Brett Whiteley: A Sensual Line 1957-67, Melbourne, 2010, p. 282, no. MM16.
K. Sutherland, Brett Whiteley: Catalogue Raisonné: 1955-1992, Vol. 1, Victoria, 2020, p. 24, illustrated.
K. Sutherland, Brett Whiteley: Catalogue Raisonné: 1955-1992, Vol. 7, Victoria, 2020, p. 157, no. 92.64.
Exhibited
London, Marlborough Fine Art, Brett Whiteley: Zoo and Christie Series, October 1965, no.1.
Adelaide, Bonython Art Gallery, Recent Works from London by Brett Whiteley, January - February 1966, no. 1, catalogue not traced.
Sydney, Hungry Horse Gallery, Recent Works by Brett Whiteley, March 1966, no. 1, catalogue not traced.
Melbourne, Australian Galleries, 23 Items by Brett Whiteley, September - October 1966, no. 3, catalogue not traced.
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