Vienna, Austria 1923 – Bowral, New South Wales, Australia 2013

  • Australia from 1938

not titled [preparatory study for 'Cones' 1982] 1980 Place made: Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, drawing in black pencil and pen and black ink Support: medium-weight smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: lower left below image, 'POT... [illegible] [underlined]'.

Primary Insc: Signed and dated centre right alongside image in black pencil, 'BERT FLUGELMAN / 29/6/80'. Titled upper left above image in black pencil, 'SCULPTURE FOR AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL GALLERY SCULPTURE GARDEN.' Inscribed upper left to lower right within image in black pencil and pen and black ink, 'ERECTION WILL NECESSITATE TWO CRANES. / UNIT ONE BOLTED IN POSITION UNIT TWO AND THRE [sic] / SLIDDED ONTO SMART TIGHTENED AND UNIT THREE / BOLTED. ETC. ETC. / EXACT MEASUREMENTS CAN ONLY BE GIVEN AFTER FABRICATION AND / TRIAL ASSEMBLY. WEIGHT APPROX. 7 TONS ON A 4 TOUCH DOWN POINTS. / 15" 15" / SCALE 40 = 1 / S/S SHAFT / 25mm / GUSSET / PLATE / 60mm / 25mm / STUDS / 30.0mm / SLOTS FOR ADJUSTMENT / SCALE 10:1 / 21.600mm / 4000mm / 1234567 / GROUND LEVEL / 200mm / RED WITH STUDS / WELDED ON'.
Secondary Insc: no inscriptions.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: image 29.0 h x 54.0 w cm sheet 51.0 h x 63.7 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the Estate of Bert Flugelman 2014
Accession No: NGA 2014.1993
Image rights: © Bert Flugelman
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from the Estate of Bert Flugelman, Sydney, 2014.