Tony Tuckson
TD1759
$7,000
charcoal on paper
41.7 x 51.4cm

Tony Tuckson
TD1620
Reserved
charcoal, gouache on paper
50 x 76.4cm

Tony Tuckson
TD1697
$8,000
pencil, gouache on paper
41.7 x 51.4cm

Tony Tuckson
TD2911
Reserved
pencil on paper
41.7 x 51cm

Tony Tuckson
TD2909
$7,000
charcoal on paper
61.5 x 41.6cm

Tony Tuckson
TD1556
$10,500
oil wash on paper
76.3 x 50.5cm

Tony Tuckson
TP261
$18,000
oil on canvas
38.5 x 62cm

Tony Tuckson
TD1117
$7,000
gouache on paper
38 x 45cm

Tony Tuckson
TD2386
Sold
gouache on paper
56 x 37.7cm

Tony Tuckson
TD11230
$7,500
gouache on paper
37.8 x 55.7cm

Tony Tuckson
TD1144
$7,500
gouache on paper
38.3 x 51.8cm

Tony Tuckson
TD1110
$7,500
gouache on paper
37.8 x 55.8cm

Tony Tuckson
TD2543
$15,000
gouache on newspaper
58.5 x 79cm

Tony Tuckson 7 Abstract and 6 Figurative works

Opening: 2-5pm Saturday 3rd August 2019
Exhibition Dates: 31 Jul - 18 Aug

Wed - Sat 11am - 6pm, Sun 10am - 5pm
Closed Mon Tues

Location:
480 King Street Newtown, NSW

Featuring:
Tony Tuckson  -  


Tony Tuckson died at the early age of 52; he held only two solo exhibitions in his lifetime: the first in 1970, the second in May 1973 (both at Watters Gallery). Tuckson died six months later. At that time his stature as a painter was only vaguely known.

There are only 13 works in this exhibition, a mixture of figurative and abstract works. Tuckson’s first abstract painting, as far as can be discerned, was on newspaper, dated 3rd November 1956. This was his breakthrough into abstraction. Leading up to this breakthrough was some 3,000 figurative paintings and drawings, the result of a seven year sustained effort. This seven year’s work led over the next 18 years to the 7,000 paintings and drawings on which Tuckson’s reputation is based.

As Geoffrey Legge (director, Watters) has previously pointed out – Tuckson believed abstraction was the ultimate goal of contemporary painting and that it was necessary to undergo a rigorous apprenticeship to modern art to earn the right to paint in an ‘avant garde’ way.

The earliest works in this exhibition are the figurative works on paper from 1952-1956/7 with the latest work being an abstract on newspaper dated at 1969. 1957- 59 date the abstracts on paper with 1954-1957 the one abstract oil on canvas (TP 261) in this exhibition.

This exhibition is a very small selection from the Tuckson estate showing examples of both sides of Tuckson’s work. There will be further curated exhibitions of Tony Tuckson in the future with Rogue Pop-up gallery, this is a mere introduction.

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