New Caledonia 1902
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 1981
'We must be getting near a surfing beach, I can hear transistors!'
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique:
drawings, drawing in pen and black ink, brush and black ink and crayon Support: paper
Primary Insc: Signed lower right in pen and black ink, 'Emile Mercier'.
Dated verso centre in ballpoint pen, '1963'.
Titled upper edge in black pencil, and again on paper fixed to lower edge of work in typescript, 'We must be getting near a surfing beach, I can hear transistors!'.
Tertiary Insc: Inscribed upper left in ballpoint pen, 'Sun Mag / Fri / 4½ in wide / OM 5626'.
image 12.2 h x 18.2 w cm sheet 18.9 h x 28.0 w cm
: Purchased 1980 Accession No
: NGA 80.63
- Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Black and White Artworks, Sydney, February 1980.