Brutalism Fine Art Print - DEO1
The incredible, colour-saturated reimagining of Canberra's Brutalist buildings by Lymesmith shows Brutalism in a whole new light. This print features Telstra’s Deakin Office, built in 1976.
The limited-edition works are printed on 310gsm mold-made archival watercolour paper that has an extraordinary textured finish - just like concrete. Each print is numbered and signed by the artist.
Available in 3 sizes: A1 Edition of 25; A2 Edition of 50; A3 Edition of 50. Once they're gone, they're gone!
A word from Lymesmith
The Deakin Office building is totally intriguing. Virtually windowless, and imposingly sited at the base of Red Hill, it was built for Telstra, but was never quite used as intended. Rumours about its real use are whispered. I’ve been unable to discover the architect’s identity.
I find its severe, heavily modelled façade, extremely beautiful. Applying colour was more challenging than expected. In retrospect, I feel that these colour transformations are somehow Art Deco in style. I can imagine the building repurposed as a grand cinema or theatre.
No raw concrete was harmed in the production of these artworks.
Prints are unframed and arrive rolled in a cylinder. They fit standard frames. Gingerfinch recommends Frames Now for your off-the-shelf framing needs (we're not affiliated, we just love their work).
The Fine Art Prints are custom printed and signed to order. They will take 2-3 weeks to be shipped.
Size: A3, A2, A1
Material: Premium Archival Watercolour Fine-Art Paper, 310gsm
Made in: Canberra, Australia
The Story Behind it
Lymesmith's assault on béton brut aims to stimulate debate around the treatment of Brutalist buildings now and into the future and ponders what kinds of transformations are possible for these concrete giants. Purchasing an archival print supports Lymesmith’s Brutal Transformations paste-up project, to bring free, high-quality poster art to city streets.
Lymesmith is an award-winning design studio founded by Sonia van de Haar. Lymesmith specialises in creating unique colour concepts and art for the built environment.