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Brian BLANCHFLOWER

Brighton, England born 1939

  • Australia from 1972

Painting book XC [90] Red (The non-touch of Anish Kapoor is overrated) 2009 Description: Hardbound sketchbook with black matte acrylic-coated cover and gilt text on back cover lower centre, 'DALER-ROWNEY / 150 g/m² acid free cartridge paper', containing multiple colour studies by Brian Blanchflower.

Collection Title: Blanchflower, Brian. Painting book XC [90] Red (The non-touch of Anish Kapoor is overrated), Perth, 2009.
Place made: Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, sketchbooks, drawings in colour inks (Liquid Spectrum Inks) and synthetic polymer paint Support: sketchbook containing sheets of thin smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark.

Primary Insc: Signed and dated page 3 upper centre in black pencil, 'Brian Blanchflower / 26/10/09 - 13/12/09'. Titled page 3 upper left in black pencil, '"RED" [underlined] - / (The non-touch of Anish Kapoor [underlined] / is overrated) [underlined]'. Inscribed upper spine in metallic silver marker, 'XC [vertically along spine]'. Inscribed front cover verso upper left in black pencil, 'XC [underlined]'. Inscribed page 3 lower left to lower right in black pencil, '120 paintings (Liquid Spectrum Inks) [underlined]'. Inscribed back cover verso lower right in black pencil, '13.12.09'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed back cover verso lower left in black pencil, '2013.4498'.
Dimensions: book (closed) 15.6 h x 21.5 w x 2.0 d cm book (open) 15.5 h x 41.6 w x 2.3 d cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist 2013. 100 Works for 100 Years.
Accession No: NGA 2013.4498
Subject: Australia, Book arts: Illustrated book
Provenance:
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from Brian Blanchflower, Perth, 2013.