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Every year, modernist Eric Thake would send his friends a hand-made Christmas card. Original linocut prints, these cards have since become canonical, each observing a changing nation through one its most distinct voices. There are notes of humour, critique and poeticism. Dated 1945, ‘What a Cow’ is a graphic mirage. Their shadows run down the page, recalling a tree’s spray of limbs or an open hand. Represented across numerous public collections, including at the National Gallery of Victoria, this is a museum-quality work. It speaks to Thake’s remarkable wit and ingenuity, a prize for collectors of modernist, surrealist and Australian art.
Eric THAKE (1904 - 1982)'What a Cow' 1945linocut on paperImage Size: 19 x 15 cm Dimensions: 19 x 30 cm; Overall sheet size, scored to fold No inscription in card.Signed: Signed, dated, and titled lower right: What a Cow Eric Thake 1945Comes with Letter of Provenance
Impressions of this work are at the:Art Gallery of New South Wales, accession number: DA54.1967National Gallery of Victoria, accession number: 3716-4Art Gallery of South Australia, accession number: 5212G125Art Gallery of Western Australia, accession number: 1955/0Q63National Gallery of Australia, accession number: 73.257.5Condition: Excellent
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