DETAIL : COLOGNE SCHOOL Germany Virgin and Child with Saints [Triptych of the Virgin and Child with Saints (left panel) Virgin and Child with Saints (left panel)]
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JUDD
Untitled
1967
Ellsworth KELLY | Orange curve | 1964-65
Mary KELLY | Documentation V: Classified specimens, proportional diagrams | 1977
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KENDRICK
Tom Thumb's blues
(1980)
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KIEFER
The secret life of plants [La vie secrète des plantes]
2002
Anselm KIEFER | Twilight of the West | 1989
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KIENHOLZ
The econo-can
1977
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KIENHOLZ
The opti-can royale
1977
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KIENHOLZ
The billionaire deluxe
1977
Phillip KING | Dunstable reel | 1970
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KITAJ
Los Angeles no. 20
1990- 2003
Leon KOSSOFF | Christ Church Spitalfields, Summer | 1990-93
Leon KOSSOFF | Dalston Junction with Ridley Road street market, Friday evening, November, 1972 | 1972
Joseph KOSUTH | One and three mirrors | 1965
Joseph KOSUTH | One and eight - a description | 1965
Jannis KOUNELLIS | Senza titolo [Untitled] | 1990
Lee KRASNER | Cool white | 1959
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KURAHARA
White square in black
1980
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KURAHARA
White cross in black square
1980
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KURAHARA
Double Mars black over Pyrrole red (For M.E)
1998
Introduction

The National Gallery of Australia began to collect European and American painting and sculpture in the 1970s. At this time it became clear that the Gallery's mission would be to show works of art from all the cultures of the world, not only that of European Australians, Europe being the continent from which most immigrants have come to Australia. The collection includes works from every continent, concentrating on the cultures that underpin contemporary life, those of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

In 1992 the Gallery published a catalogue written by Michael Lloyd and Michael Desmond, European and American Paintings and Sculptures 1870-1970 in the Australian National Gallery. The catalogue is now available here.

In October 2002, twenty years after its doors opened to the public in 1982, the Gallery is publishing more of its collections of 430 paintings and sculptures made by European and American artists on its website. It will be possible to examine all these holdings, from a handful of examples of the art of ancient Greece and Renaissance Italy to many works of art made in the last decades.

Subject to copyright permission, photographic reproductions of the paintings and sculptures accompany all the catalogue details of the National Gallery's works: the artist's name, country, dates of birth and death, the title and date of the painting or sculpture, its medium, size, any inscriptions, and the provenance (or known history of ownership). Many of the catalogue entries include exhibition histories, particular literature, and a discussion of the meaning and context of the work.

European or American?
For ease of reference, the catalogue is divided into European and American categories. Any artists who have made art in both continents, such as Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Mary Kelly or David Hockney, are included in both catalogues.

How to read the catalogues:
b&w = black-and-white
c. = centre
c.l. = centre left
c.r. = centre right
illus. = illustrated
inscribed = extra information written on the work by the artist
l.c. = lower centre
l.l. = lower left
l.r. = lower right
obverse = on the head or portrait side of a medal
recto = on the side of the work's support facing the viewer
reverse = on the thematic side of a medal, as in 'tails' for a coin
u.c. = upper centre
u.l. = upper left
u.r. = upper right
verso = on the reverse side of the work's support, usually canvas or paper

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