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George GITTOES

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia born 1949

  • USA 1968-69
  • UK, Europe, USA 1984
  • Nicaragua 1986
  • Phillipines 1989
  • Africa, Asia 1993-95

Disintegration (1968-71)
Collection Title: Sketchbook: Hotel Kennedy series
Page: Leaf 26 recto.
Place made: New York, New York State, United States of America
Materials & Technique: drawings, sketchbooks, ink; paper drawing in pen and ink Support: paper

Primary Insc: Inscribed in pen and ink, 'I ran to tell my mother, father and others. When I brought others back to look at it - the face had disintegrated into something that was going pale and rotten like leprosary [sic] - it was no longer round and rosey but rectangular...'.
Dimensions: sheet 31.4 h x 38.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1993
Accession No: NGA 93.566.27
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from the artist, Sydney, 1993.