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Lot 68: PRO HART (1928-2006) The South Australian Mural 1993 oil on canvas (four panels)

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by Leonard Joel

September 16, 2013

Melbourne, Australia

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Description: PRO HART (1928-2006)
The South Australian Mural 1993
oil on canvas (four panels)
signed and dated 'PRO HART 1993' lower right
titled lower left
152 x 608cm (total)

PROVENANCE:
Commissioned in 1993 by the Myer Centre, Adelaide

OTHER NOTES:
Work is accompanied by a stand which displays an illustrated legend of the painting with the following text: The 'South Australian Mural', commissioned by the Myer Centre, Adelaide, is the largest artwork to be permanently exhibited in South Australia by the legendary artist, Pro Hart.

The Mural, measuring 6 x [1.5] metres portrays the history of South Australia and is divided into four panels, each of which were progressively completed by Pro Hart at public sittings here at the Myer Centre in March 1993.

The legend:
1. Early Settlement at Holdfast Bay (Glenelg)
2. Aboriginal Corroboree on Adelaide Plains
3. Arrival of Buffalo
4. Early Copper Mines
5. Adelaide Hills early Village Settlement
6. Early Port Adelaide
7. Stage Coach
8. Proclamation Day, 1836, Old Gum Tree
9. Barossa Valley Vineyards
10. Early Vineyards - Southern Vales
11. Broken Hill
12. Opening of Adelaide Town Hall
13. St Peters Cathedral, Adelaide
14. Grand Prix
15. Festival Theatre, River Torrens and Popeye
16. King Williams Street Vista into City of Adelaide

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