Barrett REIDLes KOSSATZLes KOSSATZSweeney REED, I have gone away Enlarge 1 /1

Barrett REID



Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1943 – 2011



Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1943 – 2011


Sweeney REED

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1945 – 1979


I have gone away c.1969 Title Notes: Artist(s)and circa date identified by Alex Selenitsch (see file 12/0324). 'The print is poem by Barrett Reid, with the image and text done by Les Kossatz. The print was probably (!) commissioned/arranged by Sweeney Reed, or certainly with his influence, as he was pushing the idea of poster poems at the time. This print would have been done c1969 [...]'. SNF 05/12/11
Place made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, screenprint, printed in blue ink, from two stencils Support: medium-weight smooth off-white wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: edition unknown

Primary Insc: no inscriptions.
Secondary Insc: Inscribed lower right below printed image in black pencil, 'Barrett Reid + ? '76?'.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions.
Dimensions: printed image and text 53.4 h x 52.0 w sheet 76.5 h x 56.0 w
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1990
Accession No: NGA 90.1310.67
Subject: Australia, Art style: Concrete poetry
  • Collection formed by Richard Tipping, director of Thorny Devil Press.
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Thorny Devil Press, New South Wales, 1990.