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.
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.
Arthur Boyd retrospective, Sydney, 1993, 154, 155 (illus.). cat.no. 164
Arthur Boyd etchings and lithographs, London, 1971, (illus.). cat.no. 18