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Sweeney REED

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1945 – 1979

Telepoem 1977 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper screenprint, printed in colour inks, from three stencils Support: thin smooth pale yellow wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: 6/45
Edition: edition of 45

Edition Notes: Telepoem is dated 1969-1975 in catalogue, "Moments of mind (1959-1977): An exhibition by Sweeney Reed". Sweeney conceived of this work in 1969 (and actually sent it as a real telegram to his then-fiancee, Pamela, in about 1969) before actually making the print in 1977. [email correspondence: 24/01/2012 from Katarina Paseta at Heide Museum of Modern Art, on artist file]
Primary Insc: signed lower right within printed image in black pencil, 'Sweeney Reed.' not titled. inscribed with edition details lower left within printed image in black pencil, '6/45'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed with Heide accession details verso lower left in black pencil, '1990.24'.
Dimensions: printed image 40.8 h x 50.8 w cm sheet 40.8 h x 50.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Heide Museum of Modern Art, 2012.
Accession No: NGA 2012.1
Provenance:
  • Heide Museum of Modern Art, 1990.24. Deaccessioned duplicate.
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2012