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synthetic polymer paint on composition board
122.0 × 91.4 cm
inscribed in black fibre-tipped pen on reverse u.c.: 9 BLACK DESKS. / 1967 / TI PARKS. / ROWNEYS CRYLA PAINT. [9 is enclosed by a circle]
Accession Number
Australian Painting
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through The Art Foundation of Victoria by Jon and Ros Friedrich, Members, 1996
© Courtesy of the artist
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Subjects (general)
Abstract Art Concepts and Ideas Furniture
Subjects (specific)
black (colour) desks flat (form attributes) geometric abstraction red (colour) trapezoids (parallel-sided quadrilaterals)
Colour-field Hard-edge
Physical description
Ti Parks uses elements of Optical Art and Pop Art as his starting point to comment on the main styles of 1960s art. The colours and the outlines of the desks are Pop; the optical illusion of compressed and tilted space is used to play with different paint surfaces of hard edge and colour field painting.