Among Australia's most celebrated artists, John Perceval came of artistic age as part of the Angry Penguins. Credited with irreversibly changing the course of Australian art, this group, which also included Sidney Nolan and Arthur Boyd reconfigured bodies, landscapes and life in Australia. In his role, Perceval offered breathtaking originality, liveliness and spontaneity. In a flurry of lines, his work - sometimes charming, sometimes disconcerting, engrosses the viewer.
In 'Red Ants', he captures the flurry of ants underfoot. Between the bold lines and curves are stars, suggesting a cosmic connection between all things great and small. Etched in terracotta red and by one of Australia’s most collectible artists, 'Red Ants' would make a truly lovely, recognisable addition to your collection.
John PERCEVAL (1923 - 2000)
'Red Ants' 1989
etching on paper
Edition of 100
Image Size: 20 x 12 cm
Dimensions: 38 x 28 cm
Signed: Signed John Perceval, dated and editioned.
Comes with Letter of Provenance
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.
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