Mirka Mora 'Lovers The Merboy and Mermaid, half boy, half fish'

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At the centre of Australia’s cultural life, Mirka Mora was a creative through and through. Charismatic, intuitive and infinitely imaginative, she embodied her art, leaving an inimitable legacy in her wake.

In this 1972 pastel on paper, two cherubic characters entwine into one tail. They are peas in a pod or rather angels in a mermaid – fantastical and disarming, inspired by Easter European fairy tales and ancient mythology. 

Inscribed with a heartfelt dedication, ‘Lovers The Merboy and Mermaid, half, half fish’ is as imaginative as a myth and as grounded as love itself. It is a treasure for collectors of modern art, fans of Mora and her legacy, or just the dreamer within.



Mirka MORA (1928 - 2018)
'Lovers The Merboy and Mermaid, half boy, half fish' 1972
Pastel on paper
Image Size: 37 x 28 cm
Framed Dimensions: 60 x 49 x 4 cm
Signed: Signed Mirka and dated 72 lower right; dedication bottom
Dedication along bottom image: For Tom who got the tickets from Mirka, Ross, Karin - Now 12
Comes with Letter of Provenance

Condition: Very Good

(c) Mirka Mora / Copyright Agency 2024