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 does he believe inspiration to be, he once quoted Dostoevsky writing “The world will be saved by beauty.”
In this work, Shead sketches two figures, one with his hands placed upon the others shoulders. Their heads hang low. It is unclear whether the artist is envisioning a moment of tranquility, sadness or both, allowing this ambiguity to spark its own meaning in the viewer's mind.
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 is a startlingly affordable original sketch by one of Australias preeminent artists. For collectors of Shead, sketches and Modern art, take home this beacon of inspiration.
Garry SHEAD (1942 - )
ink on paper
Image Size: 13 x 15 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 2020
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