John Olsen's adoration for frogs is lifelong. Throughout his oeuvre, the springy amphibians re-appear, reflecting his philosophy of Vitalism - which perceives all living organisms as interconnected. From tadpole, to lily-pad to fully grown frog, Olsen's vision for us, animals and the environment are gloriously united. In ‘Billabong (Frog)’, Olsen somehow distills a frog mid leap. Poised to spring off the page, this extremely rare etching is Olsen as we know him - ebullient, intuitive and visually, a gust of fresh air. A tribute to the polyphony of nature in all its miracles - both big and small - collect this rare to market ‘Billabong (Frog)’ before it leaps away. Winner of the Wynne, Sulman and Archibald Prizes, represented in all major institutions and a recipient of an Order of Australia, Olsen is an icon of Australian art.
John OLSEN (1928 - )
'Billabong (Frog)', 2002
etching on paper
Image Size: 15 x 19 cm
Signed: Editioned TP and signed in margin, lower right ‘John Olsen’
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Rare sold out edition.
Condition:Very Good Image is in Fine condition.
© John Olsen / Copyright Agency 2020
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