Anne Hall was part of the Heide circle, which included Charles Blackman, Sidney Nolan and Hall’s husband John Perceval. Like them she pursued a Figurative Expressionist style, smudging objective and subjective truths. In a way unique to her however, she cuts to the nucleus of her subject, laying bare their soul.
In ‘Stamp Stamp’, Hall paints a young rebel. Striking against an off-white background, this dark figure’s face is bruised and brooding, engrossed in some action occurring beyond the frame. Like her fellow modernists, Hall trades in intensity over exactness, using colour to push the boundaries of representation.
Like Joy Hester and Mirka Mora, Hall forged a compelling female voice in an otherwise male dominated space. That her career was at times overshadowed by her marriage is a testament to the era’s issues with gender parity.
Now, collected by The National Gallery of Australia, the Ian Potter Museum and Geelong Gallery, her absence is being redressed. For collectors of Modernist Australian art and those searching for a unique insight into the Antipodean movement, Hall is a vital find. Secure this intriguing 1960s oil on canvas before the moment passes.
Anne Marie HALL (1945 - )
'Stamp Stamp' 1960s
oil on canvas
Image Size: 81 x 61 cm
Dimensions: 81 x 61 x 2 cm
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Gallery sticker on verso.
Condition: Good: This work is in relatively stable condition; there are some signs of age and wear, including chipped paint beneath the subject's eye. Restoration and conservation is available at the collector's discretion.
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