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Erwin Fabian, son of famed painter Max Fabian, was born in Berlin. In 1938, he fled to London because he was Jewish and was sent to Australia on the Dunera when war broke out. In Australia, Fabian joined the Australian army where he produced illustrations and cover designs for army publications. Oscillating between London and Australia, Fabian built a reputation as one of the country’s finest sculptors. His sculptures are cast from scrap metal, strangely evoking the human despite their abstract forms. In this charming drawing, however, he turns to cats. From the private collection of famed writer and curator Ursula Hoff, Real Estate Agent envisions a world ruled by cats. Bristling with personality, there are cats atop skyrises, over windows, sprouting from chimneys and running estate agencies. Here, herding cats is a civic affair. For connoisseurs of Australian artists, this delightful work will make you the collector that got the Fabian.
Erwin FABIAN (1915 - 2020)'Real Estate Agent' c.1981ink on paperImage Size: 26 x 21 cm Dimensions: 41 x 39 x 2 cm Signed: Signed lower right: E. Fabian and inscribed Melbourne Estate Agent for Cats for Ursula love from Erwin FabianComes with Letter of Provenance Condition: Very Good: Specks of discolouration on work's verso, but no tears or abrasions to the paper size. © The Artist or Assignee
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