John OLSEN, Spring in the you beaut country Enlarge 1 /1


Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia born 1928

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

Spring in the you beaut country 1961 Place made: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Materials & Technique: paintings, oil on composition board

Primary Insc: signed and dated l.l., oil "John/Olsen/'61"
Dimensions: 183.0 h x 122.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of Rudy and Ruth Komon 1984
Accession No: NGA 84.1545
Image rights: © John Olsen. Licensed by Viscopy

‘I’m inviting you to come with me on this journey of strange and weird happenings. The You Beaut Country is a world of the irrational we can never exactly premeditate where it is going to lead us just like life.’ John Olsen, 1964

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra