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Let me feel the pillars on which the house rests

crayon, pencil, paint and collage on cardboard and paper
(a-c) 188.0 × 152.1 cm (installed)
(a-c) inscribed in red fibre-tipped pen on reverse u.l.: W. BRENINGER / 1977
(b) inscribed in black ink on reverse u.r.: "LET ME FEEL THE PILLARS ON / WHICH THE HOUSE RESTS" / JUDGES 16:26
Accession Number
Australian Prints & Drawings
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Michell Endowment, 1978 Transferred to the Permanent Collection, 1996
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
A triptych of three naked and twisted figures in various poses of suffering and martyrdom. The title is taken from the Book of Judges, chapter 16, verse 26 and are amongst the last words spoken by Samson.