Stewart Merrett’s work is an unabashed celebration of life. Whether sun-soaked open seas or the delights of domestic life, his vision evades, in his words, being overly “intimidating, precious or intellectual”.
‘From Kirribilli’ is a triumph of composition. Capturing the view from Kirribilli, this work emanates sun, sea and glamour. Under Merrett, the city skyline is reduced to patches of silk against an azure sky.
Across his career, Merrett won acclaim for his textile art and screenprints. He created murals for master architect I.M. Pei, the Hilton and casinos in Darwin and Alice Springs, taking inspiration from everywhere: the garden, Japanese and Chinese design and his life in Melbourne society. He is represented in numerous corporate, private and public collections, including at the National Gallery of Victoria.
For fans of Merrett and the 1980s aesthetic, ‘From Kirribilli’ is a view to savour.
Stewart MERRETT (1943 - 2020)
'From Kirribilli' 1984
screenprint on paper
Image Size: 121 x 161 cm
Dimensions: 121 x 161 cm
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Availability: in stock
Condition:Good: Describes the average used work of art where the image is in Fine condition. The margin may need to be framed out due to markings, corner wear, dog ear, small tears or if framed, the frame may have minor damage.
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