Angel by Deborah Halpern is a Ceramic, steel and concrete sculpture, 1988
Owned by National Gallery of Victoria and situated at Birrarung Marr (Melway ref. 2F, J6)
From 1988 until 2005, Deborah Halpern's ceramic sculpture was sited in the southern moat of the National Gallery of Victoria on St Kilda Road. With its joyful spirit and arresting form, the 10-metre-high sculpture here attracted the attention of passers-by and soon became one of the city's best known and loved public artworks.
A renowned sculptor and ceramicist, Melbourne-based Halpern pushed the boundaries f ceramic art with Angel, creating a semi-abstract work that resembles a three-legged llama in form and on which more than 4000 individually cut and hand-painted tiles are fixed to its concrete and steel armature. The colourful images adorning this work reveal Picasso's influence on Halpern's art. Since 2005, Angel has been sited on the banks
of the Yarra in Birrarung Marr, where the viewers can for the first time see it from all sides. It remains part of the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, which commissioned the work in collaboration with the Australian Bicentennial Authority.
PRINTS ON PAPER
Printed on archival 100% rag, fine quality art paper. Limited edition of 300, total, whether on paper or canvas - signed and numbered.
Other sizes available on request please call either Mordialloc: 03 9588 0096 or Port Melbourne: 03 9645 6558