Jeremy Eden's sketch of Samuel Johnson - Archibald Prize 2022
‘I have a strong affinity for Love Your Sister, as my mum passed away from cancer in 2008,’ says Jeremy Eden.
‘I first spoke to Sam by video not long after he had returned home from hospital, having been hit by a car in a near-fatal accident in June 2021. Despite being in recovery, Sam was excited to collaborate on this portrait and encouraged me to include my own story. We met in Melbourne late last year and I decided to compose this portrait of Sam looking contemplative and holding a photo of my mum Annette as a way to commemorate her.’
The print measures 16 x 24 inches – about 40 x 60cm
50% of the sale price goes to the artist, 50% to cancer research.