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oil and enamel paint on composition board
91.4 × 121.5 cm
inscribed in ochre paint l.r.: NOLAN / 53
inscribed in pencil on reverse u.c.: DESERT CARCASE 1953
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of the National Australia Bank Limited, Honorary Life Benefactor, 1995
© the Artist's Estate. All Rights Reserved / Bridgeman Images
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Shows the contorted form of a dead cow. The dried up carcass, awkward and twisted, with skeins of decaying flesh that in some area appear translucent, almost merges with the earthy background tones, richly painted with ripolin enamel paint.