What’s in the Stockroom?

To celebrate 10 years since we started our ‘What’s in the Stockroom?’ newsletter, each week we wander through one of the region’s premiere stockrooms to find out what treasures lay inside.

Philip Bacon Galleries

This week we visit Brisbane’s Philip Bacon Galleries, with Gallery Director Philip Bacon.

William Robinson, Edge of the rainforest with web, 1991. Oil on linen, 76.5 x 102cm.

“This quintessential image by one of Australia’s greatest landscape painters, with its multiple, shifting perspectives and almost claustrophobic rainforest atmosphere is Robinson at his best,” says Bacon.

Jeffrey Smart, Truck and driver, 2000-01. Oil on canvas, 80 x 100cm.

“The enigma of Smart’s compositions are manifest in this work. Has the driver hopped out of his truck for a quick breather in the Tuscan sun, or made a terrible mistake trying to wedge the vehicle into a too-small space? We can only guess.”

Michael Zavros, Seahorse, 2019. Oil on canvas, 140 x 105cm.

“A painter of beautiful objects, but always with a twist, Michael Zavros plays with reality and perspective in this exquisite work which can be read in so many ways.”

Margaret Olley, Sunday flowers, 1977. Oil on board, 76 x 102cm.

“I first exhibited (and sold), this beautiful still life in 1977, to the family who have owned it ever since. It has increased in value by over 100 times, and reminds me what a great investment art can be.”

“Add to that the pleasure it has given the owners over the years, and it becomes priceless.”

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