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200
NOEL McKENNA
AUSTRALIAN
CLEAR DAY
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,600 AUD
JUMP TO LOT
200
NOEL McKENNA
AUSTRALIAN
CLEAR DAY
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 12,600 AUD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Australian Art Including Selected International Works

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NOEL McKENNA
B. 1956
AUSTRALIAN
CLEAR DAY
Signed and dated 02 lower right; bears artist's name, title and date on label on the reverse
Enamel on plywood
60 by 69.3 cm
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Provenance

Niagara Galleries, Melbourne
Private collection, Melbourne; purchased from the above

Exhibited

Blue Chip V: The Collectors' Exhibition, Niagara Galleries, Melbourne, 4 - 29 March 2003, cat. 1, p. 5, illus.

Catalogue Note

Noel McKenna's paintings of domestic birds, such as Clear Day, depict birds precariously perched in a scene suggesting domesticity and freedom. The solid grey of the cage and bars is contrasted with the blue sky, inviting the viewer to question what world the canary occupies; the inner sanctum of the cage or is the grass always greener on the other side? McKenna's Clear Day depicts a scene of bittersweet ordinariness.

Important Australian Art Including Selected International Works

|
Melbourne