Brett Whiteley Beyond Sculpture No 5, offset lithograph print, available framed or unframed at Etching House, approximate Image area 35cm x63.5cm, frame size 57.7cm 87.7cm.
Other Brett Whiteley works may be available from time to time, please contact Etching House.
Brett Whiteley is one of Australia’s most revered artists. His lyrical expressionism and lack of inhibition placed him at the forefront of Australia’s avant-garde art movement. He won many prizes and awards and his work hangs in numerous galleries, including the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, the Tate Gallery in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
Born in Sydney in 1939, Whiteley grew up in Longueville, NSW and by the age of seven had won his first art competition. He was sent to boarding school at Scots College, Bathurst and in 1956 was awarded first prize in the Young Painters’ section of the Bathurst Show. He left school mid-year and took night classes in drawing at the Julian Ashton Art School in Sydney while holding down a job at an advertising agency.
Whiteley’s acclaim continued to grow throughout the seventies and eighties. In 1975 he was awarded the Sir William Angliss Memorial Art Prize. In 1976 he won his first Archibald prize with Self-portrait in the studio and the Sir John Sulman Prize for Interior with Time Past (genre painting).
In 1977 he won the Wynne Prize for The Jacaranda Tree (On Sydney Harbour), and in 1978 became the only Australian artist ever to claim the Archibald, Sulman and Wynne art prizes – a unique treble.
He was awarded the Wynne Prize again in 1984, and the following year purchased an old T-shirt factory in Surry Hills, Sydney and converted it into a studio. Further renovations followed and in later years the downstairs gallery area was repainted and now houses changing exhibitions. In 1991 he was awarded the Order of Australia (General Division).
In the last years of his life Whiteley travelled far and wide, taking in England, Bali, Tokyo, and spending two months in Paris in an apartment on Rue de Tournon. On 15 June 1992 he was found dead from a heroin overdose in a motel room in Thirroul on the NSW coast. The coroner’s verdict was ‘death due to self-administered substances’. He was 53 years old.
The Brett Whitley Estate has also released the following fine art prints,
Brett Whiteley Lavender Bay in the rain, lithograph digitally signed fine art print, small print image size of 70.5x63cm, paper 82.5x75cm, Large print image size 95.4×85.2cm, paper print size 107.5×97.2cm,
These fine art prints titled Grey Harbour 1978, 15 Great Dog Pisses of Paris 1989, Lavender bay in the rain are made on 100% cotton fibre mould made watercolour paper in either 256 or 300 gsm stock paper with a pH neutral acid and is lignin free.
These archival fine art digital Giclee Brett Whiteley prints are made using only pigment inks, the edition is limited to 250 only.
Brett Whiteley print titled The 15 Great Dog Pisses of Paris 1989, lithograph digitally signed fine art print small print has an image size of 70.5x63cm, paper 82.5x75cm, the Large print has an image size 95.4×85.2cm, paper print size 107.5×97.2cm,
They are made on 100% cotton fibre mould made watercolour paper in either 256 or 300 gsm stock paper with a pH neutral acid and is lignin free.
These archival fine art digital Giclee Whiteley prints are made using only archival pigment inks, the edition is limited to 250 only.
Brett Whiteley Grey Harbour 1978, lithograph digitally signed fine art print is limited to a edition of 250 only, small print image 63.3×63.3 cm paper size 86.5 x 86cm, Large print 85x85cm, paper size 97x97cm, fine art print made on 100% cotton fibre mould made watercolour paper in either 256 or 300 gsm stock paper with a pH neutral acid and is lignin free, using only pigment inks.
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