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George Baldessin

(Italy, Australia 1939 – 09 Aug 1978)

Title
George Baldessin
Place of origin
MelbourneVictoriaAustralia
Year
printed 2000
Media categories
Print, Book
Materials used
six folded sheets with additional cover sheet, six original etchings on ivory Arches paper
Edition
12/25
Dimensions

44.0 x 35.5 x 1.0 cm book closed

Credit
D G Wilson Bequest Fund 2001
Accession number
152.2001
Copyright
© Estate of George Baldessin
Location
Not on display
Further information

Matching diversity with originality, Baldessin executed dazzling works on paper, filled with a world of elusive symbols and motifs - pears, his so-called 'personages', windows and chairs - which became potent symbols across all media of his oeuvre. Quirky, absurdist and disquieting imagery characterises Baldessin's work, matched by his highly sophisticated skills as a printmaker.

Australian Art Department, AGNSW, 2001