Brett Whiteley drawings / Lou Klepac.

By: Klepac, Lou, 1936- [author.]
Contributor(s): Johnson, Michael, 1938- [contributor.] | Pearce, Barry [interviewer.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Roseville, NSW The Beagle Press, 2014Copyright date: 2014Description: 220 pages : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 30 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780646923574Other title: Memories of our youth [Other title]Subject(s): Whiteley, Brett, 1939-1992 | Artists -- Australia -- 20th century | Drawing -- 20th century | Art, Modern -- 20th century | Art, Australian -- 20th century | AustralianDDC classification: 741.994 Summary: The purpose of drawing is to make freshness permanent. Out of billions of seconds of futility, occasionally, sparks of the life force are immutably held forever. Brett Whiteley wrote these lines in his 1985 notebook about the activity at the very heart of his life as an artist, drawing. For three decades Whiteley bewitched his audience with his mercurial character and unconventional behaviour, producing original and challenging works such as The American Dream and Alchemy. He was an indefatigable draughtsman, putting great energy into his drawings, which stand alone as a vital part of his oeuvre. In his finest drawings he concentrated all his talents to produce incandescent moments of vision. Nowhere is he more pure than in his remarkable drawings. In these we find the essence of Brett Whiteley. This book includes 180 of Whiteley's most important drawings, from early views made as a student to the last series of works made in Paris in 1989, before his untimely and tragic death. Also illustrated are pages from Whiteley's notebooks, in which he drew and wrote his reflections on art, painting and drawing. There is an essay about the drawings, quotes from the artist and a fascinating interview with Michael Johnson, edited by Barry Pearce, about Whiteley's time at Lintas in Sydney, when they were colleagues and close friends.
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"Memories of our youth. Michael Johnson interviewed by Barry Pearce"--Title page.

Published simultaneously in a deluxe limited edition of 25 copies signed and numbered by Wendy Whiteley and Lou Klepac, cloth bound in black with gilt lettering on cover and spine, stored in a slipcase, accompanied by a linocut entitled "The Wave" (20.2 x 15.2 cm), printed in January 2015 by Michael Kempson of Cicada Press from a block made in 1972. The print is stamped with the artist's chop, signed on the verso by Wendy Whiteley, and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Wendy Whiteley.

National Library's SR copy is no. 2/25 of the deluxe edition. ANL

Ustanova u kojoj se publikacija čuva: ANL (Main Reading Room, signatura NLq 2014-3409).

Includes bibliographical references (page 214)

The purpose of drawing is to make freshness permanent. Out of billions of seconds of futility, occasionally, sparks of the life force are immutably held forever. Brett Whiteley wrote these lines in his 1985 notebook about the activity at the very heart of his life as an artist, drawing. For three decades Whiteley bewitched his audience with his mercurial character and unconventional behaviour, producing original and challenging works such as The American Dream and Alchemy. He was an indefatigable draughtsman, putting great energy into his drawings, which stand alone as a vital part of his oeuvre. In his finest drawings he concentrated all his talents to produce incandescent moments of vision. Nowhere is he more pure than in his remarkable drawings. In these we find the essence of Brett Whiteley. This book includes 180 of Whiteley's most important drawings, from early views made as a student to the last series of works made in Paris in 1989, before his untimely and tragic death. Also illustrated are pages from Whiteley's notebooks, in which he drew and wrote his reflections on art, painting and drawing. There is an essay about the drawings, quotes from the artist and a fascinating interview with Michael Johnson, edited by Barry Pearce, about Whiteley's time at Lintas in Sydney, when they were colleagues and close friends.

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