Item F3790 - Pen and ink caricature of Joh Bjelke-Petersen

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Pen and ink caricature of Joh Bjelke-Petersen


  • [1985] (Creation)

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This artwork was auctioned at a benefit in aid of the Queensland Free Speech Committee hosted by the Stables Theatre in Sydney on 2 June 1985. Chef des Generalstabes Joh-Bjelke-Petersen is shown wearing an amalgam of the classic stahlhelm and the ealier pickelhaube, with his Wehrmacht style collar nicely offset by cane toad epaulettes. The artist has incorporated a delightful ambiguity in the form of lightening strikes (electricity?) suggesting a rotor attached and turning from the helmet's pineapple spike - this nice touch lightens an otherwise gruesome image. - seller's catalogue.

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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