A fish in a trap knows what it wants

Primary Artist

John Olsen (1928–)

Title

A fish in a trap knows what it wants

Reference

Olsen (1980), 26

Date made

1975

Place made

Australia, Australia, New South Wales, Sydney View on map Close map

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Category

Print

Print type

intaglio

Technique

etching, printed in black ink with plate-tone, from one plate

Matrix size

40.2 x 33.0 cm (plate-mark)

Support

Creme Velim Arches 250 gsm paper

Support size

75.0 x 52.5 cm (sheet)

Manufacturers mark

watermark: 'ARCHES FRANCE'

State

published state

Impression

16/30

Edition information

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'.

Subject description

Fish caught in a fish trap.

Collection

National Gallery of Australia

IRN

38304

Accession number

76.483

Accession method

Purchase

Meeting

Meeting 2, 1976/77 (1976-08-10)

Provenance

Purchased by the Australian National Gallery, from Port Jackson Press, Sydney, August 1976.

Credit line

Purchased 1976

Copyright

© John Olsen. Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia

Country of context

Australia

Creators

PORT JACKSON PRESS | (1975–) Australian | Organisation | publisher

OLSEN, John | (1928–) Australian | Male | artist

MILLER, Max | (1940–) Australian | Male | printer