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[OLSEN, John]. McGREGOR, Ken

Teeming with Life. John Olsen: His complete graphics 1957 – 2005 (Publisher’s edition with drawing)

$4,000.00 AUD

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By Ken McGregor in consultation with John Olsen and Jeffrey Makin. Melbourne : Macmillan, 2005. Quarto, silver decorated cloth in matching slipcase, 264 pp, illustrated throughout. First edition, first printing of the definitive catalogue raisonné of Olsen’s graphics. This is the Publisher’s Edition, limited to 20 copies (numbered in two series of 10 copies: this copy is 9/10), specially bound, signed by John Olsen, with an original photograph of Olsen by Ken McGregor, signed by Olsen, tipped-in, and with an original signed drawing or watercolour sketch by Olsen tipped in, each unique.

Note: A deluxe edition of 70 copies with an original etching was also published, and in addition to this, the second printing of the first edition was also issued in a deluxe edition with another etching, Emu Spring, also limited to 70 copies.

This Publisher’s Edition, envisaged in a series of 10 copies (later expanded to a second series of 10 copies) is the only edition to contain an original drawing or watercolour sketch by one of Australia’s greatest artists.