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Title

The fall

2018


Artist

Ben Quilty

Australia

01 Sep 1973 -


About

The series relates directly to a painting The last supper 2017 (AGNSW collection), and related paintings created after the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States of America. In these works Quilty expresses anxieties and fears engendered by the contemporary state of world politics. They are also reflective of his physical state when he was making the prints including Endone, titled after a powerful painkiller he was prescribed for a sports injury that left him incapacitated, and frustrated in not being able to paint, for several months in 2018.


Details


Date

2018


Media category

Print


Materials used

two plate colour etching on off-white wove Somerset paper


Edition

8/10


Dimensions

49.7 x 34.8 cm platemark; 75.2 x 56.8 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed and dated l.r., pencil " 18 bq".


Credit

Gift of Ben Quilty 2020. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program


Location

Not on display


Accession number

25.2020


Artist information

Ben Quilty

Works in the collection

15