Graham Fransella. Figures & Landscapes. Paintings and Prints 1984 – 2002.Melbourne: Macmillan, 2002. Folio, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 128, extensively illustrated, foreword by Edmund Capon. In a clamshell box lettered with design on the front panel, containing a similarly designed paper folio housing an original Fransella etching, Head, signed and limited to 100 copies. The deluxe edition limited to 50 copies and this etching is numbered 25/100.
Fine book in Fine dustjacket and Fine etching, in Near Fine clamshell box (two unobtrusive marks low on front panel). $650.
Fransella is a contemporary abstract and figurative artist who exhibits regularly in Australia. His work has been selected for the Archibald, Wynne, Sulman and Dobell Drawing Prizes at the Art Gallery of NSW and, in 2000, 2006, 2007, 2009 and 2011 he won the Wynne Trustees Watercolour Prize. In his artist’s statement on his website he says, “”I have always had a liking for images which engage the eye and drawings that are spontaneously arrived at rather than pre-ordained. Pictures may appear simple, initially, but they reveal much more after contemplation. A good picture should be able to bear lots of looking at.”
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