John Olsen 'Frogs and Banana Leaf' - pigment print on paper

John Olsen 'Frogs and Banana Leaf' - pigment print on paper

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‘Frogs and Banana Leaf’ is quintessential John Olsen. It embodies his philosophy of vitalism, which perceives all living entities as interconnected, as well as his reverence for the land and animals that inhabit it. It also dwells on one of Olsen’s most iconic subjects – the frog. In these animals, he sees a joie de vivre that is unmatched and unrecognised by most, as well as a barometer for the environment’s health.

In ‘Frogs and Banana Leaf’, this amphibian leaps from tadpole to pond to frog. There lies here, a metaphor for our progression through life, sometimes awkward, but always vital. Barely able to stay on the page, this lively ode to the frog without a princess is a breath of fresh air. 

Olsen is among Australia’s most recognised artists. With a career spanning over 50 years, his work is celebrated and collected by all major Australian institutions. This collectable limited edition print is created with the finest museum quality archival materials and is hand signed by the artist. It also comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from the publisher so that you can document your collection.

Immaculately presented, vividly coloured and visually thrilling, this typically Olsen image merges the figurative and abstract, while always celebrating life great and small. For collectors of the iconic Olsen and landscape art, grab ‘Frogs and Banana Leaf’ before it hops away.


John OLSEN (1928 - )
'Frogs and Banana Leaf'
Archival pigment print on paper  - printed on Elegance Velvet 310 gsm Acid Free Archival Rag Paper.
Edition of 50
Image Size: 63 x 82 cm
Dimensions: 83 x 92 cm
Signed: Hand Signed by John Olsen
Comes with Letter of Provenance. Includes Certificate of Authenticity.

© John Olsen / Copyright Agency 2020


Condition: As New: The work of art is in the same immaculate condition as when it was created. This could be the description for a work of art that may have been in storage for years, never sold on the market but may still be some years old.