The Catalogue of a Sidney Nolan Exhibition in Tokyo
Bunmei wo Warau Kaiga no Shizenji: Shidonii Nōran ; Sidney Nolan (文明をわらう絵画の自然児： シドニー・ノーラン)
Fuji Terebi Gyarari.
[Tokyo]: Sankei Shimbun Co. Ltd. ; Fuji Telecasting Co., 1973. First edition.
The catalogue of an exhibition of the works of Australian artist Sidney Nolan in Japan, patronised by the Australian
Embassy in Tokyo. The exhibition was held from the 10th until the 28th of April, 1973, at the Fuji Television
Gallery in Tokyo, and included 26 of Nolan`s mixed media and oil paintings, his `Ned Kelly` series of screen prints,
as well as numerous other screen prints. The catalogue itself includes a list of works, an introduction in English and
Japanese by art historian Kenneth Clark (a patron of Nolan and the man who convinced the artist to move to
England), and six leaves of colour plates and twenty pages of black and white plates of illustrations of Nolan`s
works. A printed message by Gordon Freeth, the Australian Ambassador at the time, is also included in the catalogue.
The catalogue comes with an original invitation to the opening party of the exhibition, at which Sidney Nolan and
his wife are believed to have made an appearance. A record of the first and possibly the only exhibition held in Japan of this prominent Australian artist`s works. No copies located in Trove.
Original wrappers, very lightly soiled at extremities. Otherwise near fine. 1 v., complete. Unpaginated. 24 x 24 cm. Text in Japanese and English.