A fish in a trap knows what it wants
John Olsen (1928–)
Olsen (1980), 26
etching, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from one plate
40.2 x 33.0 cm (plate-mark)
Creme Velim Arches 250 gsm paper
75.0 x 52.5 cm (sheet)
watermark: 'ARCHES FRANCE'
edition of 30
Inscriptions or device by artist or designated agent
Signed and dated lower right below plate-mark in black pencil, 'John Olsen 1975'. Titled lower centre below plate-mark in black pencil, 'A fish in a trap knows what it wants'. Inscribed lower left below plate-mark in black pencil, '16/30'.
Fish caught in a fish trap.
National Gallery of Australia
Meeting 2, 1976/77 (1976-08-10)
Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Port Jackson Press, Sydney, August 1976.
© John Olsen. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
Country of context
PORT JACKSON PRESS | (1975–) Australian | Organisation | publisher
OLSEN, John | (1928–) Australian | Male | artist
MILLER, Max | (1940–) Australian | Male | printer