Sydney artist Fiona Lowry has won the 2014 Archibald prize with her portrait of the architect Penelope Seidler. She has been hung in the Archibald twice previously and won the Doug Moran Prize in 2008. I don’t dislike the painting, but it’s definitely not the painting I would have picked to win. Just look at the paintings I picked, none of them won. Michael Johnson won the Wynne prize and Andrew Sullivan won the Sulman.
Here’s the Archibald Prize winner for 2014..
Here’s the Sulman Prize winner for 2014..
And here’s the Wynne Prize winner for 2014
So, there you go. I think Guy Maestri was robbed of the Wynne. There were at least 5 better paintings than the Michael Johnson painting. The other two prizes, I didn’t care much for as none of the works really punched me in the face.