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image: Meret Oppenheim 
Germany 1913 � Switzerland 1985
Squirrel 1969 
fur, glass, plastic foam
no. 38 from an edition of 100
23.0 x 17.5 x 8.0 cm
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 2008

Meret OPPENHEIM
Germany 1913 – Switzerland 1985

Squirrel  1969
fur, glass, plastic foam
no. 38 from an edition of 100
23.0 x 17.5 x 8.0 cm
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 2008    
© Meret Oppenheim. Licensed by  VISCOPY, Australia. 


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image: Claes Oldenburg
Ice bag�scale B 1971 
moulded plastic, synthetic fabric, electric motor
from an edition of 25
101.5 x 122.0 (diam.) cm
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 1975

Claes OLDENBURG
Sweden  born 1929
United States of America  from 1936

Ice bag – scale B  1971
moulded plastic, synthetic fabric, electric motor
from an edition of 25
101.5 x 122.0 (diam.) cm
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 1975
 © Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen  


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image: Colin Lanceley

Colin LANCELEY
New Zealand  born 1938
Australia from 1940, worked Great Britain 1965–1981

Altar  1967
painted wood, synthetic polymer paint on canvas with polymer
183.0 x 249.0 x 33.0 cm
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 1976
© Colin Lanceley. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia


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image: Les Kossatz 
Australia�born 1943
Sheep on a couch 1972�73 
sheepskin, stainless steel, dyed leather
91.0 x 203.0 x 91.0 cm overall
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 197

Les KOSSATZ
Australia  born 1943

Sheep on a couch  1972-73
sheepskin, stainless steel, dyed leather
91.0 x 203.0 x 91.0 cm overall
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 1975    
© Les Kossatz. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia


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image: Eva Hesse 
Contingent 1969 
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 
Purchased 1973 Courtesy the Estate of Eva Hesse, Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Z�rich

Eva HESSE 
Germany 1936 – United States of America 1970

Contingent  1969
cheesecloth, latex, fibreglass 
350.0 x 630.0 x 109.0 cm overall
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 1973  
Courtesy the Estate of Eva Hesse, Galerie Hauser & Wirth, Zürich

  


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image: Ewa Pachucka
Poland�born 1936
worked Australia 1971�1990s, France from late 1990s
Landscape and bodies 1972 
jute, hemp, wire 
202.0 x 308.0 x 302.0 cm overall
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 
Purchased 1973

Ewa PACHUCKA 
Poland  born 1936
worked Australia 1971–1990s, France from late 1990s

Landscape and bodies  1972
jute, hemp, wire
202.0 x 308.0 x 302.0 cm overall
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 1973  


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image: Joseph Beuys
Stripes from the house of the shaman 1964�72 1980
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 
Purchased 1981

Joseph BEUYS 
Germany 1921–1986

Stripes from the house of the shaman 1964–72  1980
felt, wood, coats, animal skin, rubber tube, pamphlets, copper, quartz, ground minerals, pigments 
340.0 x 655.0 x 1530.0 cm overall
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 1981  
© Joseph Beuys. Licensed by Bild-Kunst & VISCOPY, Australia


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image: Claes Oldenburg
Sweden�born 1929
United States of America from 1936
Soft alphabet�1978
cloth, sand, wood, stencil
no. 16 from an edition of 16 (plus 11 proofs)
74.4 x 56.2 x 7.2 cm
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 
Purchased 1982�

Claes OLDENBURG
Sweden  born 1929
United States of America  from 1936

Soft alphabet  1978
cloth, sand, wood, stencil
no. 16 from an edition of 16 (plus 11 proofs)
74.4 x 56.2 x 7.2 cm
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 1982 
© Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen 

 


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image: Lucas Samaras
Greece�born 1936
United States of America�from 1948
Box no. 85�1973
pins and stones on cardboard�
27.1 x 44.8 x 28.6 cm�
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 
Purchased 1981�

Lucas SAMARAS 
Greece  born 1936
United States of America  from 1948

Box no. 85  1973
pins and stones on cardboard 
27.1 x 44.8 x 28.6 cm 
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 1981  
© Lucas Samaras, Courtesy Pace Wildenstein   

  


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image: Sylvie Fleury 
Switzerland�born 1961
Vital perfection�1993
synthetic fur and cardboard 
no. 53 from an edition of 100
27.5 x 17.0 x 9.0 cm�
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 
Purchased 1995�

Sylvie FLEURY 
Switzerland  born 1961

Vital perfection  1993
synthetic fur and cardboard
no. 53 from an edition of 100
27.5 x 17.0 x 9.0 cm 
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 1995  

 

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image: Kathy Temin
Australia�born 1968
The duck-rabbit problem�1991
synthetic fur, synthetic stuffing, wood, polystyrene ball, enamel paint 
52.5 x 187.8 x 124.0 cm
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of the Rudy Komon Fund, Governor, 1998

Kathy TEMIN 
Australia  born 1968

Duck-rabbit problem  1991
synthetic fur on composition board, cotton, dacron, polystyrene, wire and enamel paint 
52.5 x 187.8 x 124.0 cm installation variable
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of the Rudy Komon Fund, Governor, 1998 
Image courtesy of the artist

  


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image: Annette Messager 
Penetration 1993�94 
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 
Purchased 1996Annette Messager
France�born 1943 
Penetration 1993�94 
cotton stuffed with polyester, angora wool, nylon, electric lights�
500.0 x 500.0 x 1100.0 cm overall
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 
Purchased 1996�

Annette MESSAGER 
France  born 1943

Penetration  1993–94
cotton stuffed with polyester, angora wool, nylon, electric lights 
500.0 x 500.0 x 1100.0 cm overall
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Purchased 1996
© Annette Messager. Licensed by ADAGP & VISCOPY, Australia.

  


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image: Lauren Berkowitz 
Bags 1994 
Collection of the artist
Installed at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, 1998
Photograph: John Gollings

Lauren BERKOWITZ
Australia  born 1965

Bags 1994
polyethylene bags
400.0 x 600.0 x 100.0 cm (variable)
Collection of the artist
Installed at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, 1998
© Lauren Berkowitz
Photograph: John Gollings


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image: Nell 
Australia�born 1975
The perfect drip 1999 
enamel on fibreglass, polyurethane foam, wood, polyvinyl chloride pipe, filler, primer 
237.0 x 150.0 cm approx.
Collection of Catherine Lezer and Kevin McIsaac, Sydney

NELL
Australia  born 1975

The perfect drip 1999
enamel on fibreglass, polyurethane foam, wood, polyvinyl chloride pipe, filler, primer
237.0 x 150.0 cm approx.
Collection of Catherine Lezer and Kevin McIsaac, Sydney
Image courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery


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