John Olsen's work is informed by a deep reverence for the environment. Throughout his work, this passion for the land and the animals which inhabit it, is what cuts deepest. Olsen first began sketching giraffes on his trip to Kenya, where he was struck with their unusual silhouette and pattern. At once otherworldly and strangely reminiscent of human awkwardness, they became mainstays in his visual vocabulary.
Olsen is among Australia s most recognised and iconic artists. With a career spanning over 50 years, his work is celebrated and collected by all major Australian institutions. This limited edition fine art reproduction print is hand signed, titled and editioned by the artist. It is blind embossed with a Kookaburra design drawn by John Olsen to ensure its validity. Barely able to stay on the page, this lively ode to graceful creatures is the artist at his most recognisable.
John OLSEN (1928 - )
'Giraffes at Mt Kenya'
archival pigment print on paper
Edition of 65
Image Size: 73 x 82 cm
Dimensions: 104 x 114 x 2 cm
Signed: Hand Signed by John Olsen ; blind embossed with a Kookaburra design drawn by John Olsen
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Printed on 100% archival acid free cotton rag watercolour paper, 240 gsm thickness, with fade resistant pigment ink archival.
© John Olsen / Copyright Agency 2022
Please allow up to 14 days for framing