Brett Whiteley 'Another Way of Looking at Vincent Van Gogh'

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When Brett Whiteley was thirteen years old, he found a tiny book on Vincent Van Gogh lying on the floor of St Stephen’s Church in Bathurst. The moment was catalytic. Despite existing in a time and place far removed from rural New South Wales, he immediately resonated with Van Gogh. Like the latter, Whiteley perceived the world with a unique intensity he identified as “expandingness”.

In this work, Whiteley pays homage to his artistic hero. Almost vibrating beneath the eye, it captures Van Gogh’s creative fervour. It also, however, hints at his sadness. This duality is core to Whiteley’s talent and life. At once lively and fraught, it sees the Dutch master as a surrogate for Whiteley himself.

Among Australia’s most celebrated artists, Whiteley won the Art Gallery of NSW Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes several times. ‘Another Way of Looking at Vincent Van Gogh’ is a moving find for passionate collectors of iconic Australian art, Whiteley and impressionism.

Brett WHITELEY (1939 - 1992)
'Another Way of Looking at Vincent Van Gogh' 1988 - 1989
etching on paper
Edition of 100
Image Size: 26 x 21 cm
Dimensions: 26 x 21 cm
Signed: Signed and editioned in margin
Comes with Letter of Provenance

Condition: Very Good: Describes a work of art's image as Excellent, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear to paper or frame. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to the paint surface.

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