Matter painting (painting No. 8)

Matter painting (painting No. 8)

enamel on board
75.6 x 70.5 cm

inscribed l.r: ‘R Balson’
inscribed verso c.: ‘S4’; l.l.: Gallery A label and certificate of authenticity ‘cat.No. 93rd Memorial Exhibition 1969/ Ralph Balson/ 1960’; u.l.: catalogue number 10, artist name, title, date, exhibition history on label
Accession No. 1991.55
© Courtesy of the Estate of Ralph Balson


Estate of Ralph Balson, until; Gallery A, until; Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, until; purchased 16 June 1991 by Cbus from 100 Works from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Brisbane, Sotheby’s, Melbourne, lot 44.


Bruce Adams, Ralph Balson, a retrospective, (exhibition catalogue), Heide Park and Art Gallery, Bulleen, Victoria, 1989.
Kirsty Grant, The Joseph Brown Collection at NGV Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2004, p. 170.
Daniel Thomas, ‘Ralph Balson’, Art and Australia, vol. 2. no. 4 March 1965, p. 248 (illus.)