Jeffrey Harris

This sweet sickness

This sweet sickness by Jeffrey Harris

Artwork Detail

The painting’s title alludes to Patricia Highsmith’s influential story of dangerous adoration and unmanageable passion.

The figure’s poses, and the dynamically agitated colour, illustrate a chronicle of love that is both desperate and impossible.

(Self and Other, 2003)

Title
This sweet sickness
Artist/creator
Production date
1984
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
2138 x 1520 x 35 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr and Mrs A T Gibbs, 1994
Accession no
1994/1/5
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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