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RYRIE, John (1961 - )

Strangers on a train : 48 linocuts

$2,000.00 AUD

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Melbourne : the artist, 2021. Artist’s book, cloth over boards, stitch bound, 205 x 140 mm, pp. [60], printed with 48 linocuts, limited edition of 16 signed and numbered copies.

A collection of linocut prints derived from sketches made on public transport during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This dangerous chance assemblage of masked faces is given an appropriately ominous noir title suggested by the Patricia Highsmith novel and the better-known Alfred Hitchcock film.

John Ryrie is a Melbourne-based artist-printmaker who has worked in the field of artists’ books since 1990. His work is held in major Australian collections such as the National Gallery of Australia and the National Library of Australia, as well as other public galleries and libraries. Ryrie’s work is characterised by the simple graphic power of woodcut and linocut, the artist drawing inspiration from German expressionism and Japanese woodblock design.