Throughout his career, Garry Shead chased his Muse. Transformed into an icon and celebrated as a goddess, he sees in her the biographical, mystical and spiritual. So vital did he believe inspiration to be, he once quoted Dostoevsky writing “The world will be saved by beauty.”
In this work, Shead imagines his Muse in Sydney. Backed by the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, Harbour Dreaming is quintessential Shead. By uniting classical themes with national identity, he unearths uncharted corners of the Australian psyche.
Collected by all public institutions, Shead has won the Archibald and Dobell prizes. Frolicking in the serious and profane, his work is at once poetic and interrogative. It will enliven collections of Australian Modern art, as well as all in need of inspiration.
Garry SHEAD (1942 - )
ink on paper
Image Size: 18 x 12 cm
Dimensions: 40 x 35 x 4 cm
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.
© Garry Shead / Copyright Agency 2019
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