Platypus, 1971 (Festival of Perth) - Brett Whiteley

March 22, 2020

Brett Whiteley

Platypus, 1971 (Festival of Perth)

71 × 66.5 cm

screen print

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(advertising poster for Festival of Perth) screenprint Edition: 18/20 72 x 50 cm Inscribed centre right: Festival of Perth 1971 signed, and editioned lower right: Brettwhiteley l8/20 Provenance: Australian Galleries, Private Collection Melbourne Additional Notes: The Platypus, screenprint, advertising poster for Festival of Perth, 1971. Whilst Brett Whiteley’s 1970 exhibitions with Bonython Galleries in Sydney and Australian Galleries in Melbourne were uncatalogued and untitled, we can be certain given its use on the exhibition poster to promote the show that our work. Although the work was used a a poster for a number of exhibitions, this piece is a rari- ty in that it is from a very of small edition only 20 that Brett Whiteley signed, numbered and inscribed Festival of Perth. Consequently it is sought after by collectors and has considerably higher value than the uneditioned prints