Timothy Austin Storrier (b.1949)
Timothy Austin Storrier (b.1949)
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Timothy Austin Storrier (b.1949)

Tank

Details
Timothy Austin Storrier (b.1949)
Tank
signed 'Storrier' (centre left) and inscribed 'TANK' on the stretcher
oil on canvas
36 x 36in. (91.4 x 91.4cm.)
Provenance
Acquired by George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood (1923-2011) and his wife Patricia, Countess of Harewood (1926-2018) from the South Yarra Gallery, Australia, 16 March 1972.

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Lot Essay


Storrier's landscapes are constructed from memories and familiar everyday objects, located in desolate and barren settings. In the present work the tank 'is constructed on an intimate scale out of the same red bricks that epitomise Australian suburbia. But if these structures are built out of familiar materials, their form is foreign. They have an abandoned quality to them. Not as if they were once inhabited and then deserted – they are not derelict – but as if they have never been occupied.' (C. Lumby, Tim Storrier: The Art of the Outsider, Sydney, 2000, p.31).

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