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OLSEN, John (1928 - )

My Salute to Five Bells (signed copy with small sketch)

$275.00 AUD

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Canberra : NLA Publishing. Quarto, boards in dustjacket, pp. 80, illustrated.  The book tells the journal of John Olsen’s phenomenal 70 foot mural in the Sydney Opera House, inspired by the poem by Kenneth Slessor. First published by Angus & Robertson in 1973, this edition published by the National Library includes new commentary by the artist and previously unpublished artwork, including from the original manuscript which had been acquired by the Library. Signed inscription by the artist on the title page, signed with a small ink drawing of a frog jumping on a lilypad.