Libby Edwards Galleries & Art Consultancy

Brett Whiteley

50 x 72cm

Platypus, 1971 (advertising poster for Festival of Perth) screenprint Edition: 18/20

Inscribed centre right: Festival of Perth 1971 signed, and editioned lower right: Brettwhiteley l8/20

Provenance: Australian Galleries, Private Collection Melbourne

Additional Notes: Platypus was used for an advertising poster for the Festival of Perth, 1971. Whilst Brett Whiteley’s 1970 exhibitions with Bonython Galleries in Sydney, and Australian Galleries in Melbourne, were uncatalogued and untitled, we can be certain, given its use on the exhibition poster to promote the show. Although the work was used as a poster for a number of exhibitions, this piece is a rarity, in that it is from a very of small edition of 20 that Brett Whiteley signed, numbered and inscribed. Consequently it is sought after by collectors and has considerably higher value than the uneditioned prints