Shaun Tan - ’Anything you can do, I can do better’ (2015) - pastel on paper - 65 x 50cm (25.6”x19.7”)
Anything you can do, I can do better (2015)
Pastel on paper
Drawing size: 65 x 50 cm (25.6” x 19.7”)
A personal piece related to Rules of Summer, about two brothers whose ability to physically manifest anything they can imagine leads to an inevitable relationship breakdown.
Shaun Tan grew up in Perth and works as an artist, writer and filmmaker in Melbourne. He is best known for illustrated books that deal with social, political and historical subjects through dream-like imagery: The Rabbits, The Red Tree, Tales from Outer Suburbia and the graphic novel The Arrival have been widely translated throughout the world and enjoyed by readers of all ages. Shaun has also worked as a theatre designer and a concept artist for Pixar. In 2011 he received the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in Sweden, in recognition of his services to literature for young people.