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Ian Potter Museum of Art

Vivienne Shark LeWitt

comedies & proverbs

VIVIENNE SHARK LEWITT, Refreshed, 1994, oil on canvas, 137 x 112 cm. 

Collection of Kalli and Brian Rolfe, Melbourne. Courtesy the artist.

Twenty years ago, Edward Colless wrote a seminal essay, “Love’s Limbo,” in Art & Text magazine about Vivienne Shark LeWitt’s narrative and sentimental paintings. His poetic account of her mythological scenarios still resonates in her small painting on wood, The Making of Leopold (1984), which depicts a stylish couple engaged in an altercation. This May, Shark LeWitt was…

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