Bitouchov, Czechoslovakia 1926 – Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 1993

  • Australia 1948-54
  • Papua New Guinea 1954-59
  • Australia from 1959

I eat myself which obstructs to know myself 1949 Place made: Australia
Materials & Technique: drawings, gouache; ink; paper pen and black ink, gouache Support: thin smooth cream wove paper
Manufacturer's Mark: no manufacturer's mark

Primary Insc: Signed lower left below image in pen and black ink, 'DUSAN MAREK'. Dated upper right above image in pen and black ink, '1949'. Inscribed centre within image in pen and black ink, 'I eat myself/ which obstructs/ to know myself'. Inscribed lower right within image in pen and black ink [inverted], 'CONTINUATION/ ON THE IDEA/ OF GIBRALTAR'.
Dimensions: image 21.6 h x 12.0 w cm sheet 21.6 h x 12.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of James Agapitos OAM and Ray Wilson OAM 2007
Accession No: NGA 2007.1314
Image rights: © The Estate of Dusan Marek
  • Gift of Helena Marek, to Agapitos/Wilson Collection, 2005.
  • Agapitos/Wilson Collection, Sydney.
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, of the Agapitos/Wilson Collection, from James Agapitos and Ray Wilson, Sydney, August 2007.