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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia born 1945

  • Europe 1973
  • 1977-78


Melbourne, Victoria, Australia born 1950

Communist machine 2005
Collection Title: 'Gale force wind'. Canberra: Viridian Press, 2015
Place made: Olinda, Victoria, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, lithograph, printed in black ink, from one stone Support: medium-weight smooth white wove Hahnemühle 350 gsm paper
Manufacturer's Mark: watermark: lower right, 'HAHNEMUHLE [running along edge]'.
Edition State: published state
Impression: 9 proofs only; each getting darker

Edition Notes: Technical information: Scumming on image deliberately encouraged to print darker with each successive printing. Further edition information: Reference to previous title or use of plate:
Primary Insc: signed and dated lower right below image in black pencil, 'Mike Parr 2005'. titled lower left below image in black pencil, '"Communist machine"'. inscribed lower left below image in black pencil, 'A/P'. inscribed lower left below image in black pencil, 'V. edition 2/9'. inscribed verso lower centre in black pencil, 'Communist Machine'.
Secondary Insc: printer's blindstamp lower right, 'VP' [in square]'.
Tertiary Insc: no inscriptions
Dimensions: printed image 58.5 h x 47.5 w cm sheet (deckle-edged) 79.3 h x 53.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of John Loane and Sara Kelly 2016. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gift Program.
Accession No: NGA 2016.77.18
  • Gift to the National Gallery of Australia, from John Loane, Canberra, 2015