Darlinghurst Cats

Darlinghurst Cats


John Olsen, Darlinghurst Cats limited edition fine art reproduction print, hand signed by the Artist, and is titled and editioned. Every work is blind embossed with a Kookaburra design drawn by John Olsen confirming their validity. 

  • Limited edition of 35 (one size only) plus 3 Artist Proofs
  • Image size 81.5 x 54 cm, Paper size 66 x 91.4 cm
  • Printed on 100% archival acid free cotton rag watercolour paper, 308 gsm thickness, with fade resistant archival pigment ink. 
  • All prices are RRP for unframed reproductions and include GST.

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John Olsen is represented in Sydney by OLSEN (previously Olsen Irwin and Tim Olsen Gallery).

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About Darlinghurst Cats

The original two-panel painting, measuring 250 x 312cm was commissioned from the artist by collector and philanthropist John Kaldor in 1962. It is now owned by a private Sydney collector.

"Olsen’s early reputation rests on the paintings he produced in the early 60s – big colourful works often composed around a large circular motif skirted with line work that hovers between abstraction and figuration. Darlinghurst Cats (1962) is a fine example of this approach – a cat’s body floats like an island in the centre of the canvas. What appears to be a plant-like extrusion on the left morphs into a cat’s head and a feline body emerges below. "  Andrew Frost: The Art Life Review, Sept 2016

About John Olsen

Born in Newcastle in 1928, Dr John Olsen received an Order of Australia in 2001. In 1977 he was awarded the O.B.E. for services to the Arts and in 1993 he was awarded an Australian Creative Fellowship. He was also awarded the Wynne Prize in 1969 and 1985 and the Archibald Prize in 2005 among many other awards throughout his career. Olsen's work is represented in all Australian state gallery collections, the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and regional galleries Australia wide. He is also represented in institutional, corporate and private collections in Australasia, United Kingdom, Europe and the United States of America ...read more