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PROPERTY FROM THE ALBERT AND BARBARA TUCKER FOUNDATION, MELBOURNE
FORMERLY ON LONG-TERM LOAN TO THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA, CANBERRA (1979-2015)

ALBERT TUCKER
1914-1999

Image of Modern Evil 29 1946

Estimate $800,000 - $1,000,000

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© Albert & Barbara Tucker Foundation. Courtesy of Sotheby's Australia

PROPERTY FROM THE ALBERT AND BARBARA TUCKER FOUNDATION, MELBOURNE
FORMERLY ON LONG-TERM LOAN TO THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF AUSTRALIA, CANBERRA (1979-2015)

ALBERT TUCKER

1914-1999
Image of Modern Evil 29 1946

oil on cotton gauze on cardboard
signed and dated 'Tucker 46' lower left; dated and inscribed '1946 / NIGHT IMAGE (21) / 1946' verso
63.1 x 47.2 cm

  • Lot Sold $950,000 (Hammer Price)
  • $1,159,000 (Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium)

Provenance

Mr Albert Tucker, Melbourne
Mrs Barbara Tucker, Melbourne, by descent from the above
Albert and Barbara Tucker Foundation, Melbourne

Exhibited

Rebels and Precursors: Aspects of Painting in Melbourne 1937-1947, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, August – September 1962, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, September – October 1962, no. 144, 'Night Image (21)'
Angry Penguins and Realist Painting in Melbourne in the 1940s, Hayward Gallery, London, 19 May – 14 August 1988, Tate Gallery, Liverpool, 5 October – 27 November 1988, no. 86
Angry Penguins and Realist Painting in Melbourne in the 1940s, Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, Sydney, 6 January – 5 February 1989, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, 14 February – 12 March 1989, Orange Regional Gallery, Orange, 31 March – 30 April 1989, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool, 12 May – 11 June 1989, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, 26 June – 20 August 1989, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 7 September – 5 November 1989, no. 52
Albert Tucker: A Retrospective, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 21 June – 12 August 1990, illustrated
Albert Tucker: Images of Modern Evil, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 19 March – 26 June 2011, illustrated

Literature

Christopher Uhl, Albert Tucker, Lansdowne Press, Melbourne, 1969, cat. 4.31 (illustrated), 'Night Image (29)'
James Mollison and Jan Minchin, Albert Tucker: A Retrospective, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 1990, p. 37 (illustrated)
Gavin Fry, Albert Tucker, The Beagle Press, Sydney, 2005, p. 77 (illustrated)
Lesley Harding, Albert Tucker: Images of Modern Evil, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, 2011, pp. frontispiece (illustrated), 124 (illustrated)

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Brett Ballard

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Liza Hallam

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Important Australian Art

AU0819  |  21 Nov 2017  |  Sydney
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