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Death of my father Theme: Encounters

Artist: Davida ALLEN
Birth/Death: 1951

Title: Death of my father

Credit Line: Mitchell Endowment, 1982. National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

In Death of my father 1981–82, Davida Allen recorded her grief over the loss of a parent. As the deathly crows circle a child is literally thrown into the world. At the end of a long winter of cool conceptual art, Allen’s vigorous brushwork announced that passion was back in fashion.

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