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Charles AISEN

Poland 1900 – Australia 1991

  • Australia 1926

Australian Saturday c1985 Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: sculptures, fibre-tipped pen on paper, enamel, synthetic polymer paint , on soldered tin

Primary Insc: signed on base, SPP "c.a"
Secondary Insc: inscribed l.l. fibre tipped pen on paper "LET US HAVE/ANOTHER DRINK/MATE, REMEMBER/-05 ---"; /inscribed u.r. fibre tipped pen on paper "RACE COURSE/MEETINGS" "BEAUTIFUL/AUSTRALIA/KEEP IT CLEAN"
Dimensions: 30.2 h x 31.0 w x 23.0 d cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the artist 1989
Accession No: NGA 89.1299

In Australian Saturday 1977, the pub becomes an icon for the escapism, camaraderie and solace offered by drink, gambling and sport during the Depression.


Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra