Sale of strictly limited and rare Bea Maddock prints
In an act of extraordinary generosity by leading Australian artist, Bea Maddock, a new edition of the important MELBOURNE I, MELBOURNE II and MELBOURNE III 1967-68 drypoint series is now available for purchase.
Acclaimed as one of Australia´s most sensitive and compelling artists Bea Maddock´s works are well represented in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales and many other important galleries and collections around Australia and internationally. All proceeds from the boxed sets will go towards the publication of Bea Maddock´s Catalogue Raisonne to be published by the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.
The critically praised MELBOURNE I, MELBOURNE II and MELBOURNE III series provide a fine historical record of a key period of Bea Maddock´s work.
The edition is made up of a suite of 21 outstanding drypoints, and is strictly limited to 20 impressions of each plate. Re-printed by master printer John Loane in 2002 on Hahnemuhle 350gsm paper in black ink, (image 10.1 x 7.6 cm, sheet 39.6 x 26.8 cm). The paper size is larger than previous editions in a conscious effort to differentiate this very special edition. The completed prints were signed and approved by Bea Maddock in January 2003 and come beautifully presented in a box handmade to the artists´ specifications by Keith Adkins.
$6000 for a complete boxed set of 21 prints (inc. GST, postage & handling). We apologise but discounts are not available on this item.
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History of the MELBOURNE drypoints
The first edition of the Melbourne drypoints 1 were printed by the artist on separate sheets (19.6 x 14.8 cm) sepia ink, edition of 4 in Battery Point Hobart in October 1964. Numbers 1-7. The second edition of Melbourne drypoints 1 were printed on separate sheets (19.6 x 14.8 cm) black ink, edition of 10 in Launceston in 1965. Numbers 1-7. The first edition of Melbourne drypoints 2 were printed on separate sheets (19.6 x 14.8 cm) black ink edition of 10 in Launceston 1966. Numbers 8-16. The first edition of Melbourne drypoints 3 were printed on separate sheets (19.6 x 14.8 cm) black ink edition of 10 in Launceston 1967. Numbers 17-21.
Composite prints of MELBOURNE I and MELBOURNE II were printed on sheets (52.0 x 38.4 cm) black ink, edition of 10 in Launceston in 1967 and 1968.
MELBOURNE I used the seven images of Melbourne drypoints 1 and one image from Melbourne drypoints 2.
MELBOURNE II used three images from Melbourne drypoints 2 and five images from Melbourne drypoints 3.
MELBOURNE series in National Gallery Collection. One set of 18 of the editioned drypoints printed on separate sheets (19.6 x 14.8 cm) black ink, housed in a unique state artist-made box, exists in the National Gallery of Australia.