David Boyd, member of the Boyd family dynasty, is among the great feelers of Australian art. His work crosses universal and mythological themes, using poetry, philosophy and history to articulate the human experience.
In the early to mid 1990s, Boyd took up a residency at Macquarie University’s School of Law. The law, in all its ideals and absurdities, became a cornerstone of his practice. He was particularly interested in the mistreatment of Aboriginal people by the legal system, a issue too often sidelined. ‘Judge’ captures Boyd’s complex relationship to the law.
It is awash with dramatic pathos, the judge appears more clown then adjudicator. He mournfully plays puppet master to black and white masks.
Boyd traverses themes with dexterity, wit and compassion. He was a master potter, painter and printmaker, who is represented in all state collections and continues to resonate throughout Australia today.
David BOYD (1924 - 2011)
etching on paper
Edition of 40
Image Size: 21 x 24 cm
Dimensions: 40 x 40 cm
Signed: Signed, editioned and titled in margin
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Triple plate etching
Availability: in stock
Condition: As New: The work of art is in the same immaculate condition as when it was created. This could be the description for a work of art that may have been in storage for years, never sold on the market but may still be some years old.
© David Boyd / Copyright Agency 2022
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