I suspect that the first piece of art that an Australian collector purchases is often a Leunig print. Michael Leunig’s etchings, lithographs and engravings have a rare combination of high artistic quality and wide accessibility that make them a great starting point for people who are interested in collecting art. Indeed it is their obvious popularity that can sometimes obscure their excellent artistic value. Leunig has an exceptional sense of line and even more importantly a truly original artistic vision. A framer I use who works with some of Australia’s most well respected artists often comments on the high quality of a Leunig print or painting that I have sent in for framing. If you are looking to start building a collection of Australian art perhaps the first piece you should consider is a Leunig print.