Leonard Joel

Lin Onus: Classic and Experimental Prints

Specialist Prints 4 Oct 2016

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5 October – 20 November 2016

A small selection of the prints are on view in our Sydney and Melbourne rooms.

Please note that all prints are framed unless otherwise indicated.

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Shaike Snir (left), printmaker, and Lin Onus (right).


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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
Green and Red Pattern with Frog Pattern 1994
screenprint, ed.1/1
bears Lin Onus Estate stamp lower right.
50 x 75cm (image); 70 x 100cm (paper)

PROVENANCE:
This is a collaborative print by Lin Onus and his printer, Shaike Snir

OTHER NOTES:
In 1994 while printing “Gumiring Garkman” Lin Onus realised the power of the pattern and he harnessed it to represent the image(the animal.I remember that I told him that Queenie McKenzie said “Dots make it more beautiful”.
Shaike Snir, September 2016

Asking Price: $12,000
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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
Blue Reflection with Frogs Heads 1994
screenprint, ed.1/1
unsigned
75 x 114cm (image); 80 x 120cm (paper)

PROVENANCE:
This is a collaborative print by Lin Onus and his printer, Shaike Snir

Asking Price: $15,000
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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
Blue Leaves 1994
screenprint, ed.1/1
bears Lin Onus Estate stamp lower right
68.5 x 76cm (image); 70 x 100cm (paper)

PROVENANCE:
This is a collaborative print by Lin Onus and his printer, Shaike Snir

OTHER NOTES:
A print based on the design of “Pitoa Garkman” and an homage to the Israeli artist Arie Aroch whom I introduced to Lin.
Shaike Snir, September 2016

Asking Price: $12,000
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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
Gumbirri Garginingi 1996
screenprint, ed.50/85
signed and dated lower right: Lin Onus’ 96
titled and editioned at base
50 x 74.5cm (image); 70 x 100cm (paper)

PROVENANCE:
Published by Port Jackson Press, Melbourne

OTHER NOTES:
As an indigenous person, Lin could not just paint any animal he wanted. After meeting and chatting with the owner of the rights to the turtle totem, Lin was granted permission and part of the exchange included two pairs of blue-jeans.
Shaike Snir, September 2016

When it came to printing the last colour, the blue wash, I was not entirely happy with the colour nor the transparency of the ink. I tried to reach Lin many times to check the tests but he was not available. In the end I had to print the whole edition in its current state. The next day Lin came to sign the edition and he preferred the colour in the experimental edition too. I took the two experiments as my Printers Proofs…Here is one from the limited edition.

Asking Price: $5,000
SOLD!


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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
Pebbles with Black Rectangle 1996
screenprint , ed.1/1
bears Lin Onus Estate stamp lower right
61 x 75cm (image); 70 x 100cm (paper)

PROVENANCE:
This is a collaborative print by Lin Onus and his printer, Shaike Snir

OTHER NOTES:
Lin and I did this WILD experiment to see the different way the black sits on a printed area to compare with black on white paper. On the pebbles it looks like a burnt country and on the paper just like a matt black. The white colour on top is playful both visually and conceptually.
Shaike Snir, September 2016

Asking Price: $12,000
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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
Pebbles with Black Rectangle and Houses 1996
screenprint, ed.1/1
bears Lin Onus Estate stamp lower right
50 x 75cm (image); 70 x 100cm (paper)

PROVENANCE:
This is a collaborative print by Lin Onus and his printer, Shaike Snir

Asking Price: $12,000
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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
In Memory 1996
screenprint, ed.1/1
50 x 70cm (image); 70 x 100cm (paper)

PROVENANCE:
This is a collaborative print by Lin Onus and his printer, Shaike Snir

OTHER NOTES:
This is a true collaboration between two cultures; Aboriginal and Jewish. While working on Lin Onus’s last large print “ Gumbirri Garginingi” in 1996 we both realised that pebbles are a symbol of commemoration representing the circle of life in both cultures .     At the time I had just returned from a trip to the Kimberleys where I revisited Mistake Creek and the plaque that says:”IN MEMORY OF OUR ANCESTORS WHO WERE SHOT AND BURNED HERE. R.I.P MISTAKE CREEK. This print remembers the Aboriginal genocide and the Jewish holocaust.
Shaike Snir, September 2016

Asking Price: $15,000
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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
To Rover Thomas 1996
screenprint hanpainted with printer’s ink and wash, ed.1/1
bears Lin Onus Estate stamp lower right
50 x 75cm (image); 70 x 100cm (paper)

PROVENANCE:
This is a collaborative print by Lin Onus and his printer, Shaike Snir

OTHER NOTES:
Rover Thomas was an artist Lin and I both admired greatly. I had just returned from the Kimberleys and I told Lin about my experience with Rover painting what I thought resembled the shape of a human skull but for him represented Lake Argyle. We painted this motif over the top of the pebbles with printers ink. An amazing artwork!
Shaike Snir, September 2016

Asking Price: $18,000
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Rover Thomas (right) discussing his painting with Shaike Snir (left), c 1994.


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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
Reflection on Pebbles 1996

screenprint, ed.40/80
signed lower right: Onus (Tiriki)
editioned and titled at base
50 x 70cm (image and paper)

PROVENANCE:
This print was started by Lin Onus and completed by Tiriki Onus with Printer Shaike Snir.

OTHER NOTES:
In 1996 Lin and I started to work simultaneously on a few prints. We used the same four screens of pebbles to create different prints but unfortunately Lin passed away before completing them. One was “Walawala Garkman” and another “Wish you were here Tiriki Onus, Lin’s son completed them with me and signed the works.
Shaike Snir, September 2016

Asking Price: $2,000
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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
Wish you were Here – Djalng Baltjigi Nyuui Djinigima 1996-2007
screenprint, edition of 70, P/P
signed lower right: Onus (Tiriki)
titled and editioned at base
bears Lin Onus Estate stamp lower right
30 x 69cm (image) This work is unframed

PROVENANCE:
Commissioned by the Lin Onus Estate

Asking Price: $2,500
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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
Black on Black on Grey on White Paper 1996
screenprint, ed.1/1
unsigned
75 x 114cm (image); 80 x 120cm (paper)

PROVENANCE:
This is a collaborative print by Lin Onus and his printer, Shaike Snir

OTHER NOTES:
Visually this simple and beautiful image has the appearance of a hard edge print but conceptually it represents a very personal Lin Onus story. It also may speak of Aboriginal experience in a white society, trying to fine equilibrium.                           These prints were exhibited in Cooee Art, Sydney under the title “IT ALL STARTED WITH BLACK” for Lin always requested that I first print black before he started to build up the image.
Shaike Snir, September 2016

Asking Price: $12,000
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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
Black on Black on Grey on White Paper 1996
screenprint, ed.1/1
unsigned
75 x 114cm (image); 80 x 120cm (paper)

PROVENANCE:
This is a collaborative print by Lin Onus and his printer, Shaike Snir

OTHER NOTES:
Another biographical image for the artist.

Asking Price: $12,000
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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
Pawns- Red 2000
screenprint, ed.6/20
signed lower right: Onus (Tiriki)
titled and editioned at base
bears Lin Onus Estate stamp lower right
40 x 60cm (image); 56 x 76cm (paper)

PROVENANCE:
Commissioned by the Estate of Lin Onus and based on an original image by the artist.

OTHER NOTES:
“Pawns Red” and “Pawns Yellow” prints were commissioned by the Lin Onus Estate to commemorate a small black and white linocut that Lin made in 1986. They illustrate Lin’s foray into the political arena celebrating the colours of the Aboriginal flag.
Shaike Snir, September 2016

Asking Price: $2,500
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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
Pawns -Yellow 2000
screenprint, ed.6/20

signed lower right: Onus (Tiriki)
titled and editioned at base
bears Lin Onus Estate stamp lower right
40 x 60cm (image); 56 x 76cm (paper)

PROVENANCE:
Commissioned by the Estate of Lin Onus and based on an original image by the artist.

OTHER NOTES:
“Pawns Red” and “Pawns Yellow” prints were commissioned by the Lin Onus Estate to commemorate a small black and white linocut that Lin made in 1986. They illustrate Lin’s foray into the political arena celebrating the colours of the Aboriginal flag.
Shaike Snir, September 2016

Asking Price: $2,500
Contact us to Purchase >


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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
Dislocation Yellow 2000
screenprint, ed. 20/20
signed lower right: Onus (Tiriki)
titled and editioned at base
bears Lin Onus Estate stamp lower right
60 x 35cm (image); 76 x 56cm (paper)

PROVENANCE:
Commissioned by the Estate of Lin Onus and based on an original linocut by the artist from 1986.

Asking Price: $2,500
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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
Dislocation Red Experiment 2000
screenprint
signed lower right: Onus (Tiriki)
editioned at base
bears Lin Onus Estate stamp lower right
61 x 36cm (image); 76 x 56cm (paper)

PROVENANCE:
Commissioned by the Estate of Lin Onus.

OTHER NOTES:
An image commisioned by the artist’s estate that is in the spirit of Lin’s passion for experimental print-making.
Shaike Snir, September 2016

Asking Price: $2,500
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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
Dislocation Red Experiment 2000
screenprint
signed lower right: Onus (Tiriki)
editioned at base
bears Lin Onus Estate stamp lower right
61 x 35cm (image); 76 x 56cm (paper)

PROVENANCE:
Commissioned by the Estate of Lin Onus and based on an original linocut by the artist from 1986.

Asking Price: $2,500
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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
Reflection Experimental 2002

experimental screenprint
signed lower right: Onus (Tiriki)
titled and editioned at base – justReflection
bears Lin Onus Estate stamp lower right
52 x 77cm (image); 60 x 84cm (paper)

PROVENANCE:
Commissioned by the Estate of Lin Onus from an original screen made by the artist.

OTHER NOTES:
This print was created from an original screen not yet printed by the artist . The estate commissioned a few versions in different colours.
Shaike Snir, September 2016

Asking Price: $3,500
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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
Reflection Experimental 2002
experimental screenprint
signed lower right: Onus (Tiriki)
titled and editioned at base
bears Lin Onus Estate stamp lower right
50 x 77cm (image)

PROVENANCE:
Commissioned by the Estate of Lin Onus from an original screen made by the artist.

OTHER NOTES:
This print was created from an original screen not yet printed by the artist . The estate commissioned a few versions in different colours.
Shaike Snir, September 2016

Asking Price: $3,500
Contact us to Purchase >


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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
Reflection Experimental (Blue) 2002
experimental screenprint
signed lower right: Onus (Tirki)
titled and editioned at base
bears Lin Onus Estate stamp lower right
52 x 77cm (image)

PROVENANCE:
Commissioned by the Estate of Lin Onus from an original screen made by the artist.

OTHER NOTES:
This print was created from an original screen not yet printed by the artist . The estate commissioned a few versions in different colours.
Shaike Snir, September 2016

Asking Price: $3,500
Contact us to Purchase >


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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
Reeds Experimental 2000
experimental screenprint
signed lower right: Onus (Tiriki)
titled and editioned at base
bears Lin Onus Estate stamp lower right
59.5 x 40cm

PROVENANCE:
Commissioned by the Estate of Lin Onus after original linocuts by the artist from 1986.

OTHER NOTES:
There are up to 8 prints of this image, however each one varies in its colour.
Shaike Snir, September 2016

Asking Price: $5,000
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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
Splash Experiment 2000

experimental screenprint
signed lower right: Onus (Tiriki)
titled and editioned at base
bears Lin Onus Estate stamp lower right
59 x 37.5cm (image); 76 x 56cm (paper)

PROVENANCE:
Commissioned by the Estate of Lin Onus after original linocuts by the artist from 1986.

OTHER NOTES:
There are up to 8 prints of this image, however each one varies in its colour.
Shaike Snir, September 2016

Asking Price: $5,000
Contact us to Purchase >


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LIN ONUS (1948-1996)
Gumbirri Garginingi 1996
screenprint. ed. P/P
signed and dated lower right: Lin Onus’96
titled and edtioned at base
49.5 x 75cm (image); 70 x 100cm (paper)

OTHER NOTES:
As an indigenous person, Lin could not just paint any animal he wanted. After meeting and chatting with the owner of the rights to the turtle totem, Lin was granted permission and part of the exchange included two pairs of blue-jeans.
When it came to printing the last color, the blue wash, I was not entirely happy with the colour nor the transparency of the ink. I tried to reach Lin many times to check the tests but he was not available. In the end I had to print the whole edition in its current state. The next day Lin came to sign the edition and he preferred the colour in the experimental edition too. I took the two experiments as my Printers Proofs…and this is one of them.

Asking Price: $15,000
Contact us to Purchase >


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A LIN ONUS DESIGNED WOOL RUG
Goonya na Bilda

Asking Price: $25,000
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A LIN ONUS DESIGNED WOOL RUG
Red and Green Pattern
edition 1/2

Asking Price: $22,000
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