Bruno SIMON, Desire for love, dropping everything else Enlarge 1 /1


Vienna, Austria 1920 – 1999

  • Eur, Eng pre 1940
  • Australia 1940-49
  • Eng 49-67 with visits to Eur, M.East, India & Americas
  • Italy from 1967 with visits to Australia 1973, 1993 and SE Asia undated

Desire for love, dropping everything else 1941
Collection Title: Tatura dreams 5
Place made: Internment camp, Tatura, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper monotype, printed in brown ink, from one plate Support: cream wove paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: undesignated impression
Edition: unique impression; no edition

Edition Notes: In 1987 the work was reprinted as an etching to form part of the portfolio of 6 etchings titled, Tatura Dreams which was published in an edition of 10.
Primary Insc: signed on comp lower right in black pencil, overwritten in black ballpoint pen 'BS'. not dated. inscribed verso backing sheet upper leftc., black pencil, 'BRUNO SIMON 21 54 16.'. inscribed on mount lower left corner in black pencil, '1/1'. inscribed on mount lower right corner in black pencil, 'V'.
Dimensions: printed image 28.2 h x 16.4 w cm sheet 28.6 h x 22.2 w cm backing sheet 37.8 h x 25.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gordon Darling Australasian Print Fund 1994
Accession No: NGA 94.1339
Subject: War: second world war, 1939-1945
  • Purchased by the National Gallery of Australia, from the artist, Switzerland, 1994.