Face (1988) [W/P]

Synthetic polymer paint and pencil on 2 sheets of paper, 173 x 122
Hamilton Art Gallery [1988.051]

A variant of Tattooed Head (1983), and a close relative of the main work on paper from Tattooed Head; and source material (1988 and earlier) [W/P] (NGV). However, this work is oriented to the left (like the painting), rather than the right, as is the NGV work on paper, possibly suggesting that this example formed an intermediate step in the 1988 process.

This drawing was shown at Hamilton in 1988 together with House (1988) [W/P], and purchased via Tolarno by Daniel McOwan, current director of the Hamilton Art Gallery (correspondence 10/08, with ID photo as reproduced here).


  • Acquired through Tolarno via the 7th Ansett Hamilton Art Award 1988


  • 7th Ansett Hamilton Art Award, Hamilton Art Gallery, 11/88 (details as above; priced at $2,000)