The original woodblock print is pretty well known, called ‘The Great Wave off Kanazawa’ (1834) it was created by the famous Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849 edo period), the NGV currently has a show with over 300 of his works. The great wave is a print therefore apparently very common with approximately 5000 in circulation of varying quality and prices fetching around $150,000. To celebrate that piece I thought I’d post one of my favourite works by Marcel Cousins ‘The Wave’ 2002. This work eluded me when Helen Gory Gallery showed his work some years back, his other works in the series are just as beautiful and very collectable.
Marcel is now represented by This is no Fantasy Gallery in Melbourne, link to them here.