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Title

12 Untitled self portraits (set 1)

1989


Artist

Mike Parr

Australia

1945 -


About

Mike Parr was born in Sydney and grew up in Queensland. He discontinued studies in Law in 1968 to study painting at the National Art School, Sydney. In 1970 with Peter Kennedy he established Inhibodress, an artists' cooperative devoted to conceptual art, performance and video. He taught at the Sydney College of the Arts and the City Art Institute in the 1980s and his work has been exhibited widely in Australia and overseas. His first etchings were made in November 1987, as part of a Australian National Gallery/ Australian Bicentennial Authority commission, and by March 1990 had made over 260 prints, in collaboration with John Loane, firstly at the Victorian Print Workshop and continuing to today at Loane's Viridian Press, Melbourne.

'12 Untitled self portraits (set 1)' is a series of 12 intaglio prints, made in an edition of eight, 3 artist's proofs and one printer's proof.

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, 'Australian prints from the Gallery's collection', AGNSW, 1998


Details


Date

1989


Media category

Print


Materials used

twelve drypoints


Edition

2/8 [ed. of 8 + 3 artist's proof + 1 printer's proof]


Dimensions

12 drypoints: each 107.4 x 79.0 cm image/sheet (irreg.)


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r. sheet [nos.a-l], pencil "Mike Parr 1989".


Credit

Purchased 1990


Location

Not on display


Accession number

189.1990.a-l


Artist information

Mike Parr

Works in the collection

89


Shown in 3 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 4 publications

Bibliography


David Bromfield, Identities: A critical study of the work of Mike Parr 1970-1990, 4: 'The Divided Self: Installation Drawings and Prints', p221-297, Nedlands, 1991, 264-265 [illus.].

Roger Arthur Butler (Curator), Prints by Mike Parr, Unknown, 1990. cat.no. 12

Hendrik Kolenberg and Anne Ryan, Australian prints from the Gallery's collection, Sydney, 1998, 156. cat.no. 133

Anne Ryan, Contemporary Australian prints from the collection, Sydney, 2004. cat.no. 39