Dean Bowen Artist

Artists' Books

The House of Love: Nitty Gritty (Deluxe Edition)

Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2021. Quarto, boards in illustrated dustjacket, pp. 232, extensively illustrated; housed in a bronze coloured slipcase. The deluxe edition, limited to only 9 copies plus one artist's proof, accompanied by a companion volume, being a matching clamshell box housing an original bronze sculpture by Dean Bowen The House of Love (Nitty Gritty) 2021, 135 x 195 x 50 mm, cast by Perrin Sculpture Foundry, Melbourne, hand-painted in oil by the artist, in a diecut foam case with signed colophon label.

The rare deluxe edition, limited to only 9 copies, and only the second Australian art monograph to be issued with an original bronze sculpture, the other being the monograph on Robert Klippel published in 1981.

This spectacular book presents a richly illustrated record of the sculptural practice of Dean Bowen, whose thematically related paintings and prints featured in 2009 in Argy-Bargy, a twin volume.

Hundreds of bronze sculptures by the artist are beautifully reproduced, and the reader is invited into his studio and the nearby bronze foundry where they were conceived and created. These sculptures reveal the humanitarian and environmental values expressed in all of his works. Many are now in public collections and his monumental bronze Wombats, Echidnas, Owls and other creatures are now encountered in numerous public spaces.

Bowen's career to date is described in detail, outlining an extensive history of exhibitions held throughout Australia from as early as 1983, as well as the numerous exhibitions which have travelled to Japan, Germany, Switzerland, the UK and France. Written by Douglas Stewart, Douglas Stewart Fine Books, Armadale.

Motorworks Etchings


Artist's book of 21 etchings, 26.5 x 20 x 4.5 cm (boxed set)

Five boxed sets numbered I/V to V/V, special edition of 25 numbered 1/25 to 25/25

Created whilst artist-in-residence at the Motorworks Arts Centre, Melbourne Grammar School, 1994

Printer: Dean Bowen

Personnages et Animaux


Artist's book containing 24 etchings, 26.5 x 19.5 x 4.2 cm (boxed set)

Ten boxed sets numbered 1/X to X/X, special edition of 25 numbered 1/25 to 25/25

Printer: Dean Bowen

Small Portraits


Artist's book containing 10 etchings

Edition of 10, 26 x19.5 x 4 cm (boxed set)

Ten boxed sets numbered 1/X to X/X special edition of 25 number 1/25 to 25/25

Printer: Dean Bowen

That Big Journey


Artist's book containing 50 lithographs

Edition of 100, 21.5 x 16 x 5.8 cm (boxed set), special edition of 25 numbered in roman numerals from I/XXV to XXV/XXV

Printers: Franck Bordas, Thomas Marin and Thierry Bruant, Atelier Bordas, Paris, France