Ben Quilty and Margaret Olley nail the Archibald…

Congrats, Ben Quilty on what looks to me like a well – deserved win of this year’s Archibald Prize with his portrait of Art Dame Margaret Olley. It looks like a very honest, unapologetic image – and Olley comes across precisely like that herself.  I’m looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.

John McDonald gives some commentary here. Of course Olley is in the unique position of having been the subject for two Archibald- winning paintings. The first was 6o years ago, by William Dobell.

MARGARET OLLEY BY BEN QUILTY 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MARGARET OLLEY by WILLIAM DOBELL