Throughout his oeuvre, Arthur Boyd returned to the subject of lovers. At once abstracted and deeply symbolic, his lovers navigate poetic, fraught realities imbued with Australia's dark history and haunting landscape. In this typically Boyd work, 'The Lovers' twist together like an octopus in a stormy sea. Expansive, disquieting, yet bewitching - it is works like this than earned Boyd his iconic status.
This highly collectible oil painting was exhibited at Australia Galleries in 1990 as part of his 70th Birthday celebrations. Currently, Boyd is represented in all state collections and a fixture in the story of Antipodean modernism.
Arthur BOYD (1920 - 1999)
'The Lovers' 1962
oil on board
Image Size: 137 x 198 cm
Signed: Signed lower right Arthur Boyd
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Exhibited as part of 'Arthur Boyd: A Collection of Work to Mark the 70th Anniversary of his Birthday, Australian Galleries', Melbourne, 24 July - 14 August 1990, cat.17
Availability: in stock
Condition:Very Good: Describes a work of art’s image As New, but may show some small signs of surrounding wear. There are no tears to paper margin or disruption to paint surface. Image is in Fine condition.
© Arthur Boyd / Copyright Agency 2019
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