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.
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.