Brett Whiteley Exhibition in Newcastle

brett whiteley exhibition

I wasn’t planning to look at any art today but I found myself in Newcastle with nothing to do. The thing I drove there for was cancelled, so rather than turning around and driving back home I popped in to see the Brett Whiteley exhibition at the Newcastle Art Gallery: Whiteley on Water. Continue Reading

Gold Coast Holiday

gold coast holiday

I went missing last week. Found myself in a car, driving north for about 9 hours, and then I just bummed around for a week, doing nothing in particular. I didn’t see any art exhibitions as the Gold Coast in Queensland is more about sun, surf and sand. Nature put on an amazing show each day though as there was a thunderstorm pretty much every day I was there. Being on the 66th floor meant I had a front row seat to the storms.Continue Reading

Young Madonna Naked at Erotic Art Auction

erotic art auction

Part of the erotic art collection of Penthouse founder and publisher Bob Guccione is currently up for auction online at Live Auctioneers. Among the more than one thousand items of erotica, cartoons, collectibles, celebrity photos, original art, and memorabilia is a series of nude photographs of the famous singer Madonna.

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George Stubbs Dingo and Kangaroo

george stubbs kangaroo

Historically significant George Stubbs paintings to stay in the UK. A retarded rat looking thing on two legs that’s supposed to be a kangaroo and a fox looking animal that’s supposed to be a dingo will no longer make their way to Australian shores after a campaign backed by British documentary maker David Attenborough saw the artworks slapped with an export ban. Continue Reading

Meet Damien Hirst in London

damien hirst challenge qatar

The Damien Hirst Challenge is offering artists in Qatar the chance to win an all expenses trip to London, where you’ll then go to Damien Hirst’s studio in Gloucestershire and make a spin painting with the artist. To enter you have to submit an artwork that is based on Damien Hirst’s exploration of life and death. The competition is in connection to the Damien Hirst exhibition in Qatar, Relics at the Al Riwaq Doha.Continue Reading

David Hockney in San Francisco

david hockney self portrait

For me, David Hockney is one of them artists that creates just as many great paintings as he does terrible paintings. So I can’t say I love the artist, I have to say that I love his good works.. and bad works, not so much. Anyway, the artist is now showing at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, California through to the 20th of January. Continue Reading

Auction Record for Brett Whiteley

brett whiteley self portrait

Earlier this week a Brett Whiteley painting sold for $3,927,272 at a Menzies Art Brands auction, breaking his previous record of $3.48 million for his Olgas painting. The big blue My Armchair work is an interior view of his Lavendar Bay home overlooking the Sydney Harbour. It’s the second most expensive painting sold in Australia; a Sidney Nolan painting from his Ned Kelly series sold for $5.4 million in 2010.Continue Reading