Important Australian Art for Private Sale10 May 2022
Smith & Singer are honoured to offer James Gleeson's Prometheus Encyphered 1986 for private sale.
James Gleeson remains a colossus within the history and development of Australian art, primarily as an artist, but equally for his enormous contribution to our visual culture in his roles as author, art critic, arts administrator and advisor.
For almost seven decades Gleeson practiced Surrealism and explored the realms and possibilities of the Surrealist creed, that sought to show that there exists, beyond the obvious and everyday, an alternative reality experienced through dreams, hallucinations, and differing mental states. Rather than focusing on purely private fantasies, the most significant contributions made by Surrealist artists, including Gleeson, are the visionary and profound statements that comment on the human condition.
We are particularly delighted to present James Gleeson’s magnificent and magisterial Prometheus Encyphered for Private Sale.