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By Leanne Santoro
A Recipe for Art
|Price A$ 40|
In the past year I have learned to cook, to make a fire, prepare a canvas ...
- John Olsen, December 1958
Featuring some 40 recipes by or loved by Olsen, 30 related paintings, over 50 sketches and drawings, and over 65 photographs of places, family and friends.
By Bartolomeo Celestino
(120416 - 150608)
|Price A$ 55|
Bartolomeo Celestino has been returning to a particular section of Sydney's coastal fringe - atop an otherwise unremarkable set of cliffs in the eastern suburb of Bronte - day after day, year after year, to undertake the protracted task of setting up his large-format camera and training his lens downward to the fierce waters below.
John Olsen: The You Beaut Country
By Edited by David Hurlston and Deborah Edwards
Catalogue - National Gallery of Victoria
|Price A$ 40|
John Olsen: The You Beaut Country offers an unparalleled exploration of Olsen’s consummate place in Australian art history. His You Beaut Country series, which followed his return to Australia in 1960 after three years travelling in Europe, began what would be a lifelong interest in representing the landscape and Australian identity.
My Salute to Five BellsBy John Olsen (ISBN 9780642278821)
|Price A$ 30|
This book is a deeply personal look at one of the most significant modern artworks in Australia. In this new publication written by the artist himself, John Olsen reflects on his Sydney Opera House mural and Kenneth Slessor’s poem, Five Bells, which inspired it.
BirdlandBy Leila Jeffreys (ISBN 9780733631061)
|Price A$ 50|
In Birdland, Australian fine-art photographer Leila Jeffreys presents us with a bird-watching experience like no other, drawing birds out from their leafy shadows and airy territories and presenting them to us with the skill and intricate detail of a portrait painter. The result is a stunning encounter with some of the world’s most beautiful birds.
The King Sun
John Olsen - A portrait at 85
|Price A$ 35|
In The King Sun, director Tony Williams and producer Anna Hewgill follow the progress of John Olsen’s mural from the arrival of the 8 blank panels to the transportation, delivery and installation of the giant painting in the Collins Square development in Melbourne.
John Olsen: Drawing - The Human TouchBy Ken McGregor (ISBN 978-1-921394-81-2)
|Price A$ 150|
John Olsen AO, OBE is Australia's most esteemed living artist. With a career spanning over 60 years, author Ken McGregor has located as many of Olsen’s drawings as possible. This publication illustrates over 400 examples of Olsen's works on paper and paintings.
"A glimpse of any work by John Olsen - be it painting, print, drawing or mural - will immediately reveal the fact that the art of drawing is not only fundamental to his practice, but determines it."- Jenny Zimmer, 2014, John Olsen: Drawing - The Human Touch
By Darleen Bungey
An Artists Life
|Price A$ 60|
This landmark biography by Darleen Bungey, the author of the celebrated biography of Arthur Boyd, graphically depicts the forces that drove John Olsen to become one of the country's greatest artists.
By John Olsen
The Cuisine of the Sun
|Price A$ 30|
A Collection of John Olsen’s Favourite Dishes Recipes in Collaboration with Andy Harris
50 page full colour catalogue accompanying the exhibition of the same name, 3 - 21 March 2010. $30.00 including postage
By Tim Olsen
Hanmer - Exhibition catalogue
|Price A$ 15|
A 60 page full colour catalogue accompanying a exhibition by the same name, 24 March - 11 April 2010
By Jenny Zimmer & Ken McGregor
Journeys into the 'You Beaut Country'
|Price A$ 120|
At 80 John Olsen is widely acknowledged as the grand old man of current Australian art. Yet, writing as someone who has reviewed art over the years in 20 different countries, I cannot help regretting that John's art is still so little known outside this country. Not only does this deprive the artist of the kind of international recognition he deserves but it also deprives a potential world-wide audience of a truly rich and life-enhancing experience.
Teeming with Life
By Ken McGregor in consultation with John Olsen and Jeffrey Makin
NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
John Olsen: His Complete Graphics 1957 - 2005
(ISBN 1 876832 93 2)
|Price A$ 120|
To say that it is John Olsen's year is beyond dispute. He walked away comfortably with this year's Archibald Prize with barely a hint of the usual animosity and controversy, with most commentators agreeing that regardless of the old man's prestige, it was a winning work all the way. That was closely followed by a brilliantly curated survey exhibition at the Tarrawarra Museum of Modern Art, still on show and well worth the journey to Healesville.
Michael JohnsonBy Barry Pearce
|Price A$ 110|
This beautifully produced book gives us for the first time the opportunity to appreciate the full extent of the artist's achievement over four decades and enter more deeply the motivation and ideas behind his work and the style that remains a major force of contemporary Australian painting.
Drawn From Life - John OlsenBy John Olsen OUT OF PRINT
(ISBN 1875989 17X)
|Price A$ 60|
In 1957 a Sydney businessman who recognised the immense talent of the young John Olsen paid him to go to Majorca and paint. The businessman sold most of the paintings for a profit and Olsen was transformed by the influences of European art and the Mediterranean.
John OlsenBy Deborah Hart OUT OF PRINT
(ISBN 1 877004 25 1)
|Price A$ 75|
John Olsen is recognised nationally and internationally as one of Australia's most significant and accomplished artsts. in this major publication on Olsen's art and life, Deborah Hart comprehensively surveys his development from his early work to the present, revealing this artist's extraordinary versatility and breath of creative vision.