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Garry Shead 'The Masked Encounter'
Garry Shead 'The Masked Encounter'
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Garry Shead 'The Masked Encounter'

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Garry Shead's work often deals with classical themes. From the ageless muse to Greek mythology, he interrogates and celebrates the stories that have long since transfixed Western civilisation.

In 'The Masked Encounter', Shead pictures a Muse with a foreign figure. Something vaguely sinister lurks as this figure's face turns like a mask to face us. Is the Muse enthralled or threatened? Shead invites the viewer to make sense of these symbols and in turn, creating their own myth.

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 - )
'The Masked Encounter'
ink on paper
Image Size: 13 x 15 cm
Dimensions: 40 x 33 x 2 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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