Philippe Le Miere 'Study for The Blue Geisha Presentation'

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Two figures from Australian art history meet in Philippe Le Miere’s ‘The Blue Geisha Presentation’ – the woman in Charles Blackman’s iconic ‘The Presentation’ (1959) and Robert Dickerson’s portraits of Japanese Geishas. Dickerson was first spellbound by the Geisha when he visited Japan with his wife in 1984, falling in awe of their poise and meticulous presentation.

Blackman on the other hand, depicted the feminine throughout his entire career, informed by an upbringing surrounded by women. The figure in his iconic ‘The Presentation’, clasping a bouquet of flowers, bows towards an unknown presence. Le Miere answers this absence, supplanting Dickerson’s Geisha in the same universe as Blackmans enigmatic woman.

A shape shifting journey through popular culture, Le Miere’s work shifts the focus from the artist to the viewer, inviting new perspectives on Australian modernism. An original painting, ‘The Blue Geisha Presentation’ will enrich collections of modern and contemporary Australian art, a gift that will never disappoint.

Philippe LE MIERE (1975 - )
'Study for The Blue Geisha Presentation' 2024
acrylic on canvas
Image Size: 51 x 66 cm
Dimensions: 51 x 66 cm
Signed: Signed lower right Le Miere, inscribed verso Philippe Le Miere, title and date
Comes with Letter of Provenance

Condition: Excellent

(c) The Artist or Assignee

This painting is a Study for a Major Work. As part of his creative process, Philippe Le Miere first produces a Study before a larger Major Work; both are original and unique, priced to reflect their different sizes.

This painting comes unstretched, stretched, or stretched and framed (in your choice of white, black or natural timber). Please contact us should you wish to discuss what option suits your needs.