Grahame KING, Monument at Obiri, Arnhem Land II Enlarge 1 /1

Grahame KING

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1915 – 2008

  • England 1947-51
  • England, United States of America 1967-70

Monument at Obiri, Arnhem Land II 1981 Place made: Warrandyte, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper lithograph, printed in colour inks, from four plates Support: cream wove Morandi paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: 9/12
Edition: edition of 12

Edition Notes: Artists comment: The print, 'Monument at Obiri, Arnhem Land II', is one of a suite of lithographs printed in four colours. A zinc plate for each colour is required, the drawing on each plate being completed after the proceeding plate was proofed. The quality desired was the balkance of surface texture and image that best expressed the subject. This was acheived by a free use of vaious grades of litho-chalk and the application of litho-ink of varying viscosity. The negative images are obtained by drawing with a resist on the sensitive plate and overprinting with succeeding colours. It was printed by the artist on an offset proofing press, in a small edition, on Morandi paper. [Art & Australia, Vol. 19, no. 2. p.151, Summer 1981, p.152]
Primary Insc: Signed and dated lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Grahame King/ 81'. Titled lower centre below printed image in black pencil, 'Monument at Obiri Arnhem Land. II'.Editioned lower left in black pencil, '9/12'.
Secondary Insc: Blindstamp lower right corner, 'G+K'.
Dimensions: printed image 38.2 h x 36.2 w cm sheet 70.7 h x 49.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Grahame King and Inge King 1997
Accession No: NGA 97.991
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from the artist, Melbourne, 1997.