Glenn Brown  Etchings (Portraits)

Text by John-Paul Stonard
Ridinghouse 2009
£18  |  $35

30 × 24.5 cm  |  11 3/4 × 9 5/8 in
56 pp, 22 colour ill
ISBN: 978 1 905464 21 0

Best known and celebrated for his painting, Glenn Brown’s new etchings are an exciting change in medium that further establish his fascination with surface texture and mark-making. 

The artist’s first ever group of etchings offers a striking approach to the portrait and its history, drawing upon portraiture of the past by repeated layering of single or multiple portraits by Urs Graf, Rembrandt and Lucien Freud.


Engaging with concepts of duplication and appropriation, the beautifully layered portraits are at once recognisable and completely unfamiliar. An essay by John-Paul Stonard accompanies reproductions of the twenty-one black and white prints.

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