Renato Fratini, Freedom Observed, 1965, acrylic on board
Fontana Books published Gwyn Griffin’s novel, Freedom Observed, in 1965. Set in a fictional West African Republic about a United Nations observer who finds love amidst a gruelling conflict. The gory narrative is represented in dark reds and browns, enlivened only by the pink blouse of the protagonist.
This artwork is sold with a copy of an original Freedom Observed paperback featuring the Fratini artwork.
The original painting art board is approximately 40 cm wide x 55 cm tall. The artwork is float mounted on to conservation grade mountboard and presented in a white wooden box frame glazed with anti-reflective glass.