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[OLSEN, John]; McGREGOR, Ken and MAKIN, Jeffrey.

Teeming with Life. John Olsen : his complete graphics 1957 – 2011 (signed copy)

$220.00 AUD

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Melbourne : Macmillan, 2011. Folio, black boards with silver design to front, in dust jacket, pp. 304, illustrated in colour, a fine copy. Catalogue raisonne of Olsen’s prodigious graphic output. The third edition, revised, the final and most comprehensive survey of Olsen’s graphic output. Near new copy.

Signed by John Olsen on a specially made bookplate for this publication, with an Olsen designed title, signed and dated ’05 (the date of publication of the first edition).

After an extensive search to locate any of John Olsen’s prints that may be missing from the first edition of this popular book, this the third edition which includes all of the artist’s etchings made since 2005 when this book was last published. The recent etchings retain all the verve and joie de vivre that is associated with John Olsen’s art in whatever medium. They include new frogs and a series titled ‘Life Class’, with his witty interpretations of artists ‘drawing from the model’. Other recent works include his fabulous version of ‘Humpty Dumpty’.