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Mademoiselle la Medusa

oil, enamel paint, collage and found objects on canvas
168.0 × 197.8 cm
inscribed in charcoal on reverse: NOV DEC 1990. / 1988 > 1991 / Rubin / Madamoiselle le Medusa
inscribed in charcoal (inverted) on reverse.: No5 1988 / 17th JAN 88 / 18th " " / 20th " "/ 5/6 May 88
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1996
© Victor Rubin/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
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
Mademoiselle la Medusa is a major work from the series of extraordinary 'collages' made by the artist over the past decade. In it he has arranged and added to the surface of a canvas innumerable found objects. The apparently chaotic jumble, the splashes and dribbles of paint create an impression of disorder underlying which is the precision of the artist's paintings of rooms and studio spaces similar to those he frequently depicts.