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King Sun

John Olsen, 2013

"King Sun" by John Olsen

Commissioned to create a grand focal point for Collins Square, the artwork references Mr Olsen’s King Sun mural at the National Gallery of Australia.

Residing in the Tower One & Two lobby, it draws inspiration from images of solar flares provided by NASA and is the largest piece from the artist since ‘Salute to the Five Bells’, created in 1982 for the Sydney Opera House.

Olsen has specifically created a bright work filled with yellows, vermillion and oranges in an attempt to bring his sun to Melbourne.