- Media category
- Materials used
- oil on hardboard
- 182.5 x 244.3 cm board; 184.5 x 246.5 x 3.7 cm frame
- Signature & date
Signed and dated l.r. corner, black oil "John Olsen '83".
- Purchased with the assistance of Salomon Brothers 1985
- Not on display
- Accession number
- © John Olsen/Copyright Agency
- Artist information
Works in the collection
Shown in 10 exhibitions
John Olsen retrospective (1991-92):
- National Gallery of Victoria [St Kilda Road], Melbourne 01 Nov 1991–02 Feb 1992
- Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney 08 May 1992–28 Jun 1992
East of the Sun (1997), The Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills, 01 Jun 1996–17 Nov 1996
Spirit and place: art in Australia 1861-1996, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia, 21 Nov 1996–31 Mar 1997
Southern Reflections: Ten contemporary Australian artists:
Terrains, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 27 Apr 1999–25 Jul 1999
Australian icons: twenty artists from the collection, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Aug 2000–03 Dec 2000
Pulse: Paintings by John Olsen 1961-2005, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, 29 May 2005–23 Oct 2005
Life of the Land: simultaneous perspectives- John Olsen and William Robinson, Lismore Regional Gallery, Lismore, 01 Nov 2011–01 May 2012
John Olsen The You Beaut Country:
John Olsen: Goya's Dog:
- National Art School, Darlinghurst 11 Jun 2021–27 Nov 2021
- Ngununggula Southern Highlands Regional Gallery, Bowral 19 Mar 2022–15 May 2022
Referenced in 13 publications
Elizabeth Cross, Pulse: Paintings by John Olsen 1961-2005, Healesville, 2005, 17 (colour illus.), 18, 27. Exhibition checklist.
Deborah Hart, John Olsen, Sydney, 1991, 160 (colour illus.), 161, 163 (colour illus.), 164, 168. cat.no. 108
Deborah Hart, Australian painters of the twentieth century, 'John Olsen', pg. 196-207, Sydney, 2000, 201.
David Hurlston and Deborah Edwards (Editors), John Olsen: the You Beaut Country, Melbourne, 2016, 152 (colour illus.).
Patrick McCaughey, Encounters with Australian modern art, 'John Olsen and Jeffrey Smart', pg. 116-128, South Yarra, 2008, 118, 119. General reference
Humphrey McQueen, Art Monthly Australia, 'Positions vacant', pg. 21-23, Canberra, Sep 2000, 22. review of 'Australian icons' exhibition
Ross Mellick and Nick Waterlow, Spirit and place: Art in Australia 1861-1996, Sydney, Nov 1996, 92 (illus.), 149.
Barry Pearce, Look, 'Comparing artists: It can expand perceptions of their work', pg. 12-14, Sydney, Aug 2009, 14.
Leanne Santoro and Deborah Edwards, John Olsen: a recipe for art, 2016, 109 (colour illus.).
Sebastian Smee, The Weekend Australian, 'Master of his domain', pg. 18-19, Sydney, 13 Aug 2005-14 Aug 2005, 18 (colour illus.). Arts Review section.
Sebastian Smee, Fred Williams: infinite horizons, 'Fred Williams and company', pg. 206-215, Canberra, 2011, 214 (colour illus.), 215.
Geoffrey Smith, Sidney Nolan: desert & drought, 'Outback and beyond', pg. 126-127, Melbourne, 2003, 126 (colour illus.). figure no. 2
East of the Sun, Sydney, 1997. List of works
Other works by John Olsen
See all 132 works