John OLSENMax MILLERPORT JACKSON PRESS, Forever the snake Enlarge 1 /1


Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia born 1928

  • Europe 1956-60
  • Spain, Portugal 1965-67


Wellington, New South Wales, Australia born 1940

printer, intaglio

  • Italy, England 1968-72
  • Europe, Japan 1978-79


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia commenced 1975

publisher (organisation)

Forever the snake 1978
Collection Title: Earth Hold, Sydney: Port Jackson Press, 1978
Page: no.10.
Place made: Max Miller Workshop, East Kangaloon, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper etching and aquatint, printed in green/brown ink with plate-tone, from one plate Support: Arches paper
Edition State: published state
Impression: 2/60
Edition: edition of 60; plus 9 artist's proofs

Primary Insc: Signed and datedlower right below plate-mark in black black pencil, 'John / Olsen / 1978'. Titled lower centre below plate-mark in black black pencil, 'Forever the snake' Inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black black pencil, '2/60',
Dimensions: plate-mark 37.6 h x 30.3 w cm sheet 75.1 h x 52.8 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1982
Accession No: NGA 82.173
Image rights: © John Olsen. Licensed by Viscopy
  • Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Port Jackson Press, Sydney, June 1982.