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Brett Whiteley’s ‘Lovers’ is a vision of erotic passion. Its creator was a true bohemian, a diplomat of the free love movement that redefined Australian art. He even spent time at the Chelsea Hotel among Bob Dylan, Mark Rothko and Irish poet Brendan Behan.
The counter-cultural infused Whiteley’s art. ‘Lovers’ is an expression of this — without shame or coyness, he envisions sex, a wild, embodied, exaltation.
Among Australia’s most celebrated artists, Whiteley won the Art Gallery of NSW Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes several times. ‘Lovers’ is the prize piece for any bedroom, a scintillating screenprint from a lover not a fighter. Brett WHITELEY (1939 - 1992)'The Lovers' 1973screenprint on paperEdition of 75Image Size: 50 x 63 cm Framed Size: 72 x 92 x 3 cmSigned: Dated lower right 73, signed, dated and inscribed on label attached verso: brett whiteley/ about 1973 or 4/ 'lovers', stamped lower right with artist monogram.Comes with Letter of Provenance
Literature:Sutherland, K., Brett Whiteley: Catalogue Raisonne, Schwartz Publishing, Melbourne, 2020.Brett Whiteley: The Graphics 1961-1992, Deutscher Fine Art, Melbourne, 1995.
Condition: Excellent © Brett Whiteley / Copyright Agency 2023
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