Pia Murphy 'The Lion Tamer'

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Pia Murphy’s ‘The Lion Tamer’ is a vision of canine reverie. Against a mottled, apricot backdrop the Australian artist sketches her dog in various states of rest, peppered with garden debris. She has captured the dog’s favourite pastime – basking under a warm sun, not a care in the world.

Murphy's practice includes painting, printmaking and ceramics. She has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne since 2009 and has been included in group exhibitions in Melbourne, Sydney and Santiago, Spain. For collectors of contemporary prints and dog people, the affectionately titled ‘The Lion Tamer’ will delight.


Pia MURPHY (1981 - )
'The Lion Tamer' 2007
etching on paper
Edition of 50
Image Size: 25 x 25 cm
Dimensions: 25 x 25 cm
Signed: Signed' Pia Murphy', titled, dated and editioned.
Comes with Letter of Provenance

Part of a print exchange between 50 Victorian artists, curated by Rona Green. This selection of works highlights the richness and diversity of the print medium as well as the strength of current practice. This collection was exhibited in Green’s hometown at Geelong Art Gallery in 2007 to 2008.

Condition: Excellent

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