Among Australia's most celebrated artists, John Perceval came of artistic age as part of the Angry Penguins. Credited with irreversibly changing the course of Australian art, this group — which also included Sidney Nolan and Arthur Boyd — reconfigured bodies, landscapes and life in Australia.
In his role, Perceval offered breathtaking originality, liveliness and spontaneity. In a flurry of lines, his work — sometimes charming, sometimes disconcerting — engrosses the viewer.
In 'Red Ants', he captures the flurry of ants underfoot. Between the bold lines and curves are stars, suggesting a cosmic connection between all things great and small. Etched in terracotta red and by one of Australia’s most collectible artists, 'Red Ants' would make a truly lovely, recognisable addition to your collection.
John PERCEVAL (1923 - 2000)
'Red Ants' 1989
etching on paper
Edition of 100
Image Size: 20 x 12 cm
Dimensions: 38 x 28 cm
Framed Dimensions: 48 x 39 x 2 cm
Signed: Signed John Perceval, dated and editioned.
Comes with Letter of Provenance
© John Perceval / Copyright Agency 2023
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