Robert KLIPPEL, not titled [5 sketches, including vertical carved constructions and personal inscriptions, [5] recto and [0] verso]. Enlarge 1 /2
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Robert KLIPPEL

Potts Point, New South Wales, Australia 1920 – Sydney, Australia 2001

  • England, France 1947-50
  • USA 1957-63, 1966-67

not titled [5 sketches, including vertical carved constructions and personal inscriptions, [5] recto and [0] verso]. 29 May 1947
Collection Title: Sketchbook, mid-late 1947, London.
Page: leaf 3
Place made: London, Greater London, England
Materials & Technique: drawings, sketchbooks, drawing in black pencil and slate grey ink. Support: thin smooth cream wove cartridge paper.
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.

Primary Insc: Dated verso upper right in black pencil, '29/5/47'. Inscribed recto upper centre in black pencil, 'North america [underlined].' Inscribed verso upper left in black pencil, 'Warm Shapes / Cold - / ? / [underline] / Use every possible form / Round, pointed, square, [Nonas?] / every [stricken through] Convex, Concave / Great variety Necessary --- / Dont worry about repeatition / in carving - keep Structural / Strength, Structure of material. [underlined] / [Venture?] with experiment in form [underlined]'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: leaf 17.6 h x 12.2 w cm cover 17.6 h x 12.2 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1976
Accession No: NGA 76.1255.10.3
Provenance:
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from the artist, Sydney, 1976.