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Title

Alien

2000

Artist

Adam Cullen

Australia

09 Oct 1965 – 28 Jul 2012

  • Details

    Date
    2000
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    hard ground etching on white BFK Rives paper
    Edition
    A/P I/IV
    Dimensions
    15.2 x 16.0 cm platemark; 38.0 x 28.1 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed and dated l.r., pencil "Cullen/ 2000".

    Credit
    John Gillespie Bequest Fund 2016
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    60.2016
    Copyright
    © Estate of Adam Cullen. Copyright Agency

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    Adam Cullen

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    Adam Cullen’s excoriating vision of the dark underbelly of our national psyche was reflected in a small but exceptional body of prints made over his career. This print was made in 2001 when much of his work was concerned with the subject of Australian masculinity.

    Cullen worked with various master printers to produce hard ground etchings and drypoints of great power and authority. These companion prints of grotesque heads were produced at Sydney’s Whaling Road Studio, with master printers Peter Stevens and Diana Davidson.

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