MAD GAP, 2005

The Laverty Collection - Part III
Sydney
5 April 2017
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PADDY NYUNKUNY BEDFORD

(c.1922 – 2007)
MAD GAP, 2005

ochres and pigments with synthetic binder on linen

150.0 x 180.0 cm

bears inscription verso: artist’s initials, date and Jirrawun Arts cat. PB 7-2005-228

Estimate: 
$110,000 – 150,000
Provenance

Jirrawun Arts, Kununurra
The Collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, Sydney, acquired from the above in August 2005

Exhibited

Paddy Bedford, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 6 December 2006 – 15 April 2007, then touring to: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, 12 May – 22 July 2007; Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria, 11 August – 16 September 2007; University Art Museum, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 16 November 2007 – 1 March 2008
Laverty 2, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, New South Wales, 14 May – 14 August 2011

Literature

Storer, R., Paddy Bedford, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, 2006, pp. 104 (illus.), 157 (illus.)
Hutchings, P., ‘Of spirit and myth’, The Age, Melbourne, 16 December 2006, p. 18 (illus.)
‘Form and Content,’ The Weekend Australian, 23 – 24 December 2006 (illus.)
‘Authority leaps final boundary’, The Australian, 20 July 2007 (illus.)
Beyond Sacred: Recent Painting from Australia’s Remote Aboriginal Communities: The Collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, Hardie Grant Books, Melbourne, 2008, p. 232 (illus.)
Beyond Sacred: Recent Painting from Australia’s Remote Aboriginal Communities: The Collection of Colin and Elizabeth Laverty, edition II, Kleimeyer Industries Pty Ltd, Melbourne, 2011, p. 246 (illus.)