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 a figure falling head first. Rather than exact, 'The Great Fall' is an evocation – part dream, part mythology. Mysterious eyes lock onto the viewer, inviting us too to tumble after Shead's faceless figure.
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 Australia's preeminent artists. For collectors of Shead, sketches and Modern art, take home this beacon of inspiration.
Garry SHEAD (1942 - )
'The Great Fall'
ink on paper
Image Size: 15 x 12 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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