Twenty Classics of Australian Art
11 November 2020


born 1968

suite of fourteen inkjet prints on archival Canson Rag Infinity Photographique cotton paper

160.0 x 140.0 cm each

edition: AP aside from an edition of 3

each signed and bears artist’s thumbprint, inscribed with title and numbered on artist’s stamped label verso

$65,000 – 85,000 (14)
Sold for $108,000 (inc. BP) in Auction 62 - 11 November 2020, Melbourne

Collection of the artist, Brisbane
Private collection, Brisbane


Michael Cook. Civilised, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane, 9 – 22 December 2012 (#11 illus. on exhibition invitation)
unDisclosed, 2nd National Indigenous Art Triennial, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, 11 May – 22 July 2012 (another example)
Seventh Asia-Pacific Triennial APT7, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 8 December 2012 – 14 April 2013 (another example)
Michael Cook : hear no... see no... speak no..., Queensland Centre for Photography at The Depot Gallery, Sydney, 14 – 25 May 2013 (#13 illus. on exhibition invitation, another example)
My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Australia, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 1 June – 7 October 2013 (another example)
Episodes: Australia Photography Now, 13th DongGang International Photo Festival, Yeongwol, South Korea, 18 July – 21 September 2014 (another example)
Michael Cook – Civilised, The Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong, 5 – 28 February 2015 (another example)
Mapping Australia: Country Cartography, Museum of Contemporary Aboriginal Art, Utrecht,
Netherlands, 4 October 2015 – 15 January 2016 (another example)
All Dressed Up, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, New South Wales, 9 December 2016 – 5 February 2017 (another example)


APT7, the 7th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2012, pp. 5 – 6 (illus.), 27 (illus.), 80 (illus.), 104, 105 (illus.), 299
Watson, B., ‘Public Works’, The Australian, 31 August – 1 September 2013 (#13 illus., another example)
Emmerich, D., ‘Michael Cook’s ‘What-If’ Retake on Australia’s History’, Write About Art – Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts, Queensland, issue 5, 2015
Arcilla, M., ‘Michael Cook. The Skins We Live In’, Vault, Issue 13, February 2016, p. 49 (illus., another example)

Michael Cook lives and works in Brisbane
Bidjara people of South-West Queensland

Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Artspace Mackay, Queensland
Australian War Memorial, Canberra
British Museum, London, United Kingdom
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Queensland
McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen, Leiden, Netherlands
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
National Maritime Museum, Sydney
National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Newcastle Art Gallery, New South Wales
Parliament House Collection, Canberra
Queensland Art Gallery/Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart

THIS IS NO FANTASY + Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne
Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane