The Baldessin & Friends commemorative folio celebrates the 15th anniversary of The Baldessin Press & Studio as a not-for-profit organisation, continuing the legacy of the renowned printmaker and sculptor George Baldessin (1939 – 1978).
The folio brings together seven celebrated Australian artists – Rick Amor, GW Bot, Jock Clutterbuck, Michael Leunig, Jan Senbergs, Imants Tillers and John Wolseley – all of whom share a personal connection to Baldessin, or to the Press itself. Each artist has generously created a new work specifically for this project and these are presented alongside the posthumous print, ‘Portrait II’, 1966, from the incomplete edition by George Baldessin. The collection is housed within a beautiful presentation box and are accompanied by an illustrated catalogue, with introduction by Professor Sasha Grishin.
From the edition of 25, 15 are available for sale at $17,500 each.
All proceeds from the sale of the folio go directly to The Baldessin Press & Studio (a not-for-profit volunteer run organisation). This will allow the Press to perpetuate George’s generous and collaborative spirit, opening the studio and gardens to the public for creative use, as well as offering an expanded program of residencies, workshops, master classes, events and improved studio access.