Sydney Harbour Bridge is among John Olsen’s favourite motifs, representing for him, the city’s “umbilical chord [sic]”. This idea of a structure bridging people and place is bound to Olsen’s philosophy of vitalism, which perceives all forms of life as interconnected.
Thatching up over the water, Olsen’s bridge is like a fountain. Surrounded by signs of life - rippling waves and a passing sailboat - this is citylife as art.
Olsen is among Australia’s most recognised and iconic artists. With a career spanning over 50 years, his work is celebrated and collected by all major Australian institutions. Celebrate him, Sydney and all the forms of life in-between with ‘The Bridge’.
John OLSEN (1928 - )
'The Bridge' 2004
etching on paper
Edition of 35
Image Size: 18 x 25 cm
Dimensions: 56 x 38 cm
Signed: Signed 'John Olsen 04', titled and editioned in margin
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Literature: Ken McGregor, Teeming with Life John Olsen: His Complete Graphics 1957 - 2005, Macmillan Publishers Australia 2005, illustrated page 264 (illustrated in book is another image from this edition)
Availability: in stock
© John Olsen / Copyright Agency 2020
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