East Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia 1920 – Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1999
Strapper and horse.
Swinburne Technical College, John Street, Hawthorn
Creation Notes: 1958, printed
Materials & Technique: prints, ink; paper drypoint, printed in black ink, from one copper plate Support: Kent paper
Edition State: published state
Edition: edition of 17? on wove paper printed by Fred Williams 1958; edition of 21 on Kent paper
John Brack began his racehorse series, not through a passion for the horses, but as a study of a particular way of life. Brack was fascinated by the highly ritualised activities of the racecourse, and the intense seriousness with which punters and participants went about their sport.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra