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.
He was one of the most prominent artists that Australia ever knew. His gallery in the Surrey Hills district of Sydney is marked by a pair of match sticks – one burnt out, one ready to be ignited. These same matches appear in The Domain, where they overlook the Sydney landscape. He was Brett Whiteley.
Drawing was at the heart of Whiteley’s portfolio; for three decades, he produced original and challenging works such as The American Dream
– plus many more, as documented in Brett Whiteley Drawings.
From his drawings of Sydney’s Lavender Bay to his Japanese-inspired works and even intimate sketches of his study, Whiteley’s work is exquisitely gathered within this large volume.
Featuring plates and prints in full colour, as well as an insight in to Whiteley’s practice and life as written by Lou Klepac, Brett Whitely Drawings
shows in full the intense relationship Whiteley had with his artistic gift.
Brett Whiteley Drawings features:
- Hardcover, 220 pages.
- Over 180 illustrations, plates and artworks by Brett Whiteley, as produced throughout his career.
- Also includes copies of letters from Wendy's notebook, with Brett's reflections on art.
- Biographic information and introduction written by Lou Klepac.
Dimensions: 29cm (w) x 30cm (h).