Cogwheel and Blood. "Robert Klippel" by Deborah Edwards. [review]
Histories of Australian Art have usually been histories only of painting. So Robert Klippel's sculptures and drawings are too little known outside the world of ardent collectors and art museums. Yet they might be aesthetically better than our most famous paintings by, say, Boyd, Tucker or Nolan. Klippel, Sydney-based but artistically formed by Paris and New York, died in 2001, on his eighty-first birthday. Last year the Art Gallery of New South Wales produced a full retrospective exhibition by its in-house Curator of Australian Art, Deborah Edwards, and published her accompanying book.