Philippe Le Miere 'The Carhill Expressway'

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Philippe Le Miere's art represents a shape shifting journey through popular culture, where the focus moves from the artist to the viewer. This original painting will enrich collections of modern and contemporary Australian art. 

‘The Carhill Expressway’ fuses together two iconic works of Australian art – John Brack’s ‘The car’ (1955) and Jeffrey Smart’s ‘Cahill Expressway’ (1962). In Brack’s work, a family gazes out of a car, their faces framed by the vehicle’s windows. The composition was plucked from real life, except rather than suburbia, Brack reimagines the family driving through a Fred Williams landscape. Le Miere’s again changes the setting, implanting Smart’s rendition of Australia’s first highway, the Cahill Expressway. Both Brack and Smart found art in the mundane, transforming the daily commute into scenes that could be humorous, modern or strangely sublime. 

Punnily titled, Le Miere’s ‘The Carhill Expressway’ invites the viewer to find their own meaning in its form. For collectors of the artist or those looking for a new perspective on Australian modernism it is time to add 'The Carhill Expressway’ to your collection.

Philippe LE MIERE (1975 - )
'The Carhill Expressway' 2024
acrylic on canvas
Image Size: 91 x 122 cm
Dimensions: 91 x 122 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 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 work of art comes unstretched, stretched, or stretched and framed. Please contact us should you wish to discuss what option suits your needs.