Double figure with shark head and horns
24 Jul 1920 - 24 Apr 1999
Double Figure with Shark Head (From 'Elektra' backdrop)
etching, aquatint, printed in black ink on white wove paper
34.9 x 40.2 cm platemark; 39.4 x 50.5 cm sheet
Signature & date
Signed l.r., pencil "Arthur Boyd". Not dated.
Anonymous gift 1993
Not on display
© Reproduced with permission of Bundanon Trust
Shown in 2 exhibitions
Arthur Boyd retrospective (1993-1994):
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 15 Dec 1993–06 Mar 1994
- National Gallery of Victoria [St Kilda Road], Melbourne 30 Mar 1994–23 May 1994
- Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart 09 Jun 1994–21 Aug 1994
- Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth 22 Sep 1994–20 Nov 1994
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
Referenced in 4 publications
Darleen Bungey, Arthur Boyd: A life, Sydney, 2007, 344-346. Robert Helpmann's Royal Ballet production of Elektra with set and costume designs by Arthur Boyd.
Janet McKenzie, Arthur Boyd: Art and life, 'Experimentation: Graphic work', pg. 116-129, London, 2000, 128 (illus.). titled "Double Figure with Shark Head (From 'Elektra' backdrop)"; Image reproduced not from AGNSW collection.
Barry Pearce, Arthur Boyd retrospective, Sydney, 1993, 154, 155 (illus.). cat.no. 164
Imre von Maltzahn, Arthur Boyd etchings and lithographs, London, 1971, (illus.). cat.no. 18