Shaun Tan - "Rich and Rare" (2016) - pencil and pen - 21.5 x 15cm (8.4"x6")

Shaun Tan - "Rich and Rare" (2016) - pencil and pen - 21.5 x 15cm (8.4"x6")

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Rich and Rare (2016) 

Pencil on pen

21.5 x 15 cm (8.4"x6")


Originally published as the cover of an anothology of YA stories under the same title (which draws from the national anthem), Rich and Rare, ed. Paul Collins, Ford St, 2015. My take on this phrase is one of republican irony.

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.

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