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Product:Original Garry Orriss Etching with a matching Certificate of Authenticity.
Title of Etching:Illusions
Limited Edition:No: This artwork is numerically numbered upwards and is open end.
Artist:Garry Orriss (Australian). See also Biography and Awards.
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Medium:Dry-point and aquatint on a zink plate. Background coloured by the artist with permanent black ink.
Image Size:50mm x 50mm / Approx. 2" x 2" inches. (Image only).
Paper Size:Approximately 38cm x 21cm / Approx. 15" x 8¼" inches.
Paper Type: Hahnemuhle Fine Art light off white, acid free rag paper. 268gsm
Weight of Artwork: Approximately 27.6 grams per artwork.
Artist Inscription: Illusions, Garry John Orriss 07 (Just below the plate mark).
Embossed: YES: 'illusions' is blind stamped with two of the artists Berlin studio embossing seals, one of which is the artists monogram.
Certificate of Authenticity: COA YES:: Printed offset and signed by Garry Orriss and the witness Claudia Baetge. For further information go to Certificates of Authenticity.
Validation Code: YES:
COA ID Number: YES:
YES: This artwork and its matching Certificate of Authenticity have a pair of tamper proof high security holograms that are internally coded, individually numbered, 30 microns thick and self destruct if removed.
(GSPSS) Security: YES: : Traceable artwork with the GoArt Six Point Security System. For further information see Certificates of Authenticity
Image created:1985 at the Meadowbank School of Fine Art, Sydney, Australia.
First Public Showing: Ironically 22 years after the etching was produced the first public showing was on the 19.08.2007 in Berlin, Germany. The Exhibition was opened by Helmut Schmitt and the Australian ambassador to Germany, Ian Kemish.
Special Notes: This etching has been individually hand coloured by the artist. In 1985 while producing an edition twelve unsigned works were stolen from the Meadowbank School of Art Printers-Room. In 1986 a miss-spelt forgery signed Gary John was detected. Photo. It is believed that the artist tried to recover the other 11 stolen artworks before completing the edition, something that was abandoned over time. Twenty two years after its original creation date, Illusions is now being issued as a special Garry Orriss hand-coloured artwork. (Please note that no limited edition exists). (Hand colouring is considered a more contemporary practice and was undertaken by Orriss for various reasons. Each artwork has slight variations occurring and is considered more individual). If you are in possession of an original illusions etching from the 1985-86 period we would like to hear from you. Contact us for an appraisal and/or to be issued with a matching Certificate of Authenticity. Your name will be registered on the official owners list at GoArt-Authenticated. will cover any postage and insurance costs from 'you to us' and then back to you. For more information please Contact us for details.
Collaboration: This etching has been printed by the experienced artist-printer Valeska Zabel in close consultation with Garry Orriss and his assistants at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien on the 6.12.2004 in Berlin, Germany.
Signing Ceremony: The official signing ceremony for Illusions was Monday the 21st of January, 2007 in Berlin, Germany. It was witnessed by Claudia Baetge, photographed by Dirk Moeller and filmed by Peer Nettelbeck.
Subject: illusions ; Identity ; True Self ; Meaning ; Existence ; Facade ; Etching ; Fine Art ; Drypoint ; Aquatint ; Original Print ; Garry Orriss Etching ;
Related Work(s)(Poetry): This etching was created to accompany a Garry Orriss poem written in 1985,
titled 'Existence'.

Toss a coin,
life or death.
The loss of life
the birth of gain
for all the things that might remain.
A time of wanting clouds our lives,
as I pass the shrouds of blind mens minds.
The existence of a mundane thing,
for all the things that might have bin.
Such is life, our lives of sin,
in which we wait, our death begin.
© Garry Orriss 1985
Rights:© Garry Orriss 1985

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