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The Tomb of Eve opened
(1978-1979)

Medium
type C photograph, gelatin silver photograph, etching, ink, pencil, crayon, chalk, synthetic polymer and enamel paint, resin, gum arabic, screenprint, collage and wood
Measurements
(a-c) (210.6 × 285.8 cm)
Inscription
(a) inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on backing board u.l.: LEFT PANEL (LEFT PANEL underlined) / W. BRENINGER / THe TOMB / OF EVE / OPENeD. / 1978-79
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on backing board c.l.: MIXED MeDiA (MIXED MeDiA underlined) / - ETCHiNG / SiLVeR BROMiDe / SiLK SCReeN / COLLAGe / GUM ARABiC / DRAWiNG + PRiNTiNG / C-Type COLOUR PRINT / MeDiUMS (MeDiUMS underliend) / - INKS / PeNCiL / CRAYON / ACRYLiC / CHALK / LAKYD ReSiN / ENAMeLS
inscribed (inverted) in fibre-tipped pen on backing board l.r.: ONe OR BOTH CAN Be HUNG / FROM HeRe - ReVeRSeD.
(b) inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on frame reverse u.l.: TOP LEFT / CENTRE
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on backing board u.l.: * / OUTER PANELS CAN / BE HUNG REVERSED. / * / WHOLe WORK CAN Be SHOWN / HORIZONTAL ON THRee (3) RAiSeD / BASeS NO HIGHeR THAN 50CM WITH / AiSLeS BeTWeeN PANeLS (NO WiDeR THAN / OUTeR PANeLS) - SO VIeWeD FROM ABOVe.
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on backing board u.c.: W. BRENINGER / THE TOMB OF EVE (THE TOMB OF EVE underlined) / OPENED (OPENED underlined) / 1978-79 (ONWARDS) / MIXeD MeDiA / CeNTRe PANeL - SiLVeR BROMiDeS / - GUM ARABiC / SiLK SCReeN / -COLLAGe. / OUTeR PANeLS - EACH TWO PLATE / ETCHiNGS / AND COLLAGe / BROMIDE + C-TYPe / (FOR FACES) / BORDERS (BORDERS underlined) - FLAT WHITe ENAMeL / FRAMe (FRAMe underlined) - LiMiNG WHiTe (WAX STAiN) AND WALNUT, / DARK OAK AND MAHOGANY (WAX FRee) - MIXeD (MIXeD underlined)
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on frame reverse u.r.: Top RiGHT / CeNTRe.
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on backing board u.r.: MeDiA (MeDiA underlined) / INKS / PeNCiL / GRAPHiTe / CRAYON / PASTeL / ACRYLiCS / ENAMeLS
(c) inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on frame reverse u.c.: RIGHT PANEL * TO
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on backing board u.c.: W. BRENINGER.
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on backing board u.c.l.: RiGHT PANEL (RiGHT PANEL underlined) / TOMB OF / EVe / OPeNeD / 1979. (ONWARDS)
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on backing board l.c.: CAN BE HUNG FROM THiS END / (ONe OR BOTH)
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on frame reverse l.c.: RIGHT PANEL.
Accession Number
PH169.a-c-1989
Department
Australian Photography
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1989
© Courtesy of the artist
Gallery location
Not on display