Baldessin/Whiteley: Parallel Visions


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Baldessin/Whiteley: Parallel Visions
Sasha Grishin with Harriet Edquist, Angela Hesson, Katrina Strickland and Ashleigh Wilson

Born forty-two days apart in 1939, Australian artists George Baldessin and Brett Whiteley had much in common. Both were highly innovative artists; both were largely figurative and expressionist in their art practices; and both were attracted to the avant-garde, pop culture and existentialism. Tragically, both died young.
Baldessin/Whiteley: Parallel Visions features essays exploring aspects of the lives and work of both artists, a rich selection of images and a comprehensive timeline. In following the parallel artistic practices of Baldessin and Whiteley, the publication creates a broader sense of how the work of the two artists ultimately epitomised the times in which they lived. Edited by Sasha Grishin, contributors include Harriet Edquist, Angela Hesson, Katrina Strickland and Ashleigh Wilson.

Publisher: National Gallery of Victoria
290mm x 240mm, portrait, 214 pages,
Fully illustrated in colour
ISBN: 9781925432435
Category: Australian art
Published: August 2018