Item #CL192-165 Oceania. Eric Thake, Australian.
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1945. Linocut, titled, signed and dated in pencil lower centre and right, 39 x 19.1cm. Creases and slight stains to edges, old mount burn.

Held in NGA with further annotation noting “the chair was made from the upswept prow of a canoe. Cut from sketches drawn on Noemfoor Is., Geelvinck Bay, NW New Guinea 1945.”

During WWII Eric Thake was assigned to RAAF War History Section, and “from January to March 1945 he served in New Guinea, where his artistic talents were put to use recording air force activities. Tasked with interpreting the spirit of the RAAF, he revelled in the abundance of new subjects and the freedom to make art full time, a luxury not otherwise available to him.” Ref: ADB.

Item #CL192-165

Price (AUD): $1,850.00  other currencies

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