Anne Hall was part of the Heide circle, which included Charles Blackman, Sidney Nolan and Hall’s husband John Perceval. Like them, she pursued a Figurative Expressionist style, smudging objective and subjective truths. In a way unique to her however, she cut to the nucleus of her subject, laying baying their soul.
In ‘Untitled (Yeah Boy!)’, Hall paints a young man. While the composition and figure’s expression recall formal portraiture, there remains something strange at work. A gilded time piece hangs from his neck, a glaring reminder of the passage of time; a commiseration for its brutal, relentless progression. This boy, frozen in his youth here, will not always be a boy.
Like Joy Hester and Mirka Mora, Hall forged a compelling female voice in an otherwise male dominated space. That her career was at times overshadowed by her marriage is a testament to Modernism’s issues with gender parity. Now, collected by The National Gallery of Australia, the Ian Potter Museum and Geelong Gallery, her absence is being redressed.
For collectors of Modernist Australian art and those searching for a unique insight into the Antipodean movement, Hall is a vital find. Secure this intriguing 1960s oil on canvas before the moment passes.
Anne Marie HALL (1945 - )
'Untitled (Yeah Boy!)' 1960s
oil on canvas
Image Size: 80 x 60 cm
Dimensions: 80 x 60 x 3 cm
Comes with Letter of Provenance
The painting is in overall good condition however there is some wear to the paint in the upper left and right corners. Please inspect photograph to discern.
Availability: in stock
Condition:Good: Describes the average used work of art where the image is in Fine condition. The margin may need to be framed out due to markings, corner wear, dog ear, small tears or if framed, the frame may have minor damage.
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