Deborah Halpern 'Animal in Contemplation'

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Deborah Halpern is one of Australia’s most celebrated artists. She is best known for her public sculptures, in particular ‘Angel’, which stood in the moat of the National Gallery of Victoria for almost two decades before being relocated to the bank of the Yarra River at Birrarung Marr.

Like ‘Animal in Contemplation’, Halpern’s sculpture is vibrant, intuitive and delightfully idiosyncratic. It recalls Pablo Picasso, Antoni Gaudi and Niki de Saint Phalle – all of whom invited play, curiosity and imagination into their imagery. So beloved was her sculpture ‘Ophelia’, that it was crowned the face of Melbourne in 1996.

Halpern was honoured with a retrospective at the National Gallery of Victoria in 2006 and in 2012, was invited to participate in the JingAn International Sculpture Project in Shanghai, China. A surreal and sundrenched vision, ‘Animal in Contemplation’ will enrich collections of Australian art and Halpern.

Deborah HALPERN (1957 - )
'Animal in Contemplation' 1990
Screenprint on paper
Edition of 60
Image Size: 67 x 102 cm
Dimensions: 76 x 112 cm
Signed: Signed 'Deborah D Halpern', dated, titled and numbered in pencil in margin below image. 
Comes with Letter of Provenance

Condition: Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image as Excellent, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface.

© The Artist or Assignee