Archive for August 2012

Vale Robert Hughes…

Too many losses over the past little while.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Farewell Bob, thanks for your inspiring, vivid prose and your keen passion.

Malcolm Turnbull delivers a beautiful eulogy in Parliament here: http://www.crikey.com.au/2012/08/15/malcolm-turnbull-robert-hughes/

Vale the Bad Boy of Art

Farewell, Adam Cullen. I’m so sorry to see you go; way too early.

From what I understand Cullen was troubled by illness both physical and mental, and his habits probably didn’t help him. Despite all this, he produced some great art. It was always sassy; unapologetic. I loved his colour choices which at times screamed ‘look at MOI!’ To me, he had a real mastery. The Archibald Trustees obviously thought so too; he was in the Archibald nine times and won it with David Wenham’s portrait in 2000. This year’s entry was pretty good, too.

http://www.artshub.com.au/au/news-article/news/arts/art-scene-mourns-adam-cullen-190806

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Cullen, Charles Waterstreet, 2011. (The real-life barrister who served as inspiration for the ABC series Rake.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Cullen, Nelson and Koko, 2012. This year’s ¬†Archibald final entry. The maker of Red Dog, along with its canine star.