John Lethbridge

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1948

The Ring Cycle III

  • Purchased 1990
  • etching and aquatint
  • 700 x 995mm
  • 90/23:8-40
  • 1988

John Lethbridge studied at the Wellington Design School and the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland before moving to Australia in 1975, where he has since established a successful career as an artist. Well-regarded for his sculpture, photographs and drawings, Lethbridge has also held an interest in printmaking since his early period in New Zealand. The subconscious, dreamlike imagery of Lethbridge’s Ring Cycle series centres around a floating ring with bizarre pipes protruding from the sides while various surreal dramas alluding to sexuality take place in each work.