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The Resource Permanent revolution : Mike Brown and the Australian avant-garde 1953-1997, Richard Haese

Permanent revolution : Mike Brown and the Australian avant-garde 1953-1997, Richard Haese

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Permanent revolution : Mike Brown and the Australian avant-garde 1953-1997
Title
Permanent revolution
Title remainder
Mike Brown and the Australian avant-garde 1953-1997
Statement of responsibility
Richard Haese
Title variation
Mike Brown and the Australian avant-garde nineteen fifty-three to nineteen ninety-seven
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1960 the 22-year-old Mike Brown joined the New Zealand artist, Ross Crothall, in an old terrace house in inner Sydney's Annandale. Over the following two years the artists filled the house with a remarkable body of work. Launched with an equally extraordinary exhibition, the movement they called Imitation Realism introduced collage, assemblage and installation to Australian art for the first time. Laying the groundwork for a distinctive Australian postmodernism, Imitation Realism was also the first Australian art movement to respond in a profound way to Aboriginal art, and to the tribal art of New Guinea and the Pacific region.By the mid-1960s Brown was already the most controversial figure in Australian art. In 1963 a key work was thrown out of a major travelling exhibition for being overtly sexual. Finally, in 1966-67, Brown became the only Australian artist to have been successfully prosecuted for obscenity. Brown spent the last 28 years of his life in Melbourne, where his reputation for radicalism and nonconformity was cemented with his multiplicity of styles, exploration of themes of sexuality, and transgressive commitment to the ideal of street art and graffiti. Against a background of the counter-culture and the social and political upheavals of the 1960s and 1970s, Brown's art and remarkable life of personal and creative struggle is without parallel in Australian art. Permanent Revolution is the first full-scale account of Mike Brown's life and work
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10150600
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1944-
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Haese, Richard
Dewey number
709.94
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1938-1997
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Brown, Mike
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True
Series statement
Miegunyah Press series
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  • Brown, Mike
  • Annandale Imitation Realists
  • Artists
  • Art, Australian
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Mike Brown and the Australian avant-garde 1953-1997
Label
Permanent revolution : Mike Brown and the Australian avant-garde 1953-1997, Richard Haese
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 286-291) and index
Control code
000047948140
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
297 p.
Isbn
9780522860801
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
Permanent revolution : Mike Brown and the Australian avant-garde 1953-1997, Richard Haese
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 286-291) and index
Control code
000047948140
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
297 p.
Isbn
9780522860801
Isbn Type
(hbk)
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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