Here’s a few holiday pics from my recent Sydney trip where I went to see PJ Harvey at the Sydney Opera House. I also saw a few exhibitions, but nothing that really dropped my jaw. My most exciting art moment was buying three art books (two Anselm Kiefer books and one Brett Whiteley book). The books were so big and heavy that I almost lost my arms while dragging them back to the hotel, but they were worth the struggle.. even if they did almost kill me.
I have always drawn more inspiration from art books, which is partly because Australia is so far from the art of Europe or America, but also because I can’t relax as much as I would like to at a busy exhibition in an art gallery.
This is a painting by the German artist Anselm Kiefer at the Art Gallery of NSW.
Here’s a triptych by the American artist Cy Twombly, also at the Art Gallery of NSW. There’s also another Anselm Kiefer painting in the distance.
This is the Sydney Opera House where I went and saw PJ Harvey in concert.
A look back at Sydney city from the Opera House.
These are some paintings by the Sydney painter Ken Done at his own art gallery. I don’t think he is taken very seriously by the art establishment, whatever that is, but I have always liked his work. He does a lot of very commercial stuff which turns a lot of people off but I still like him. They’re just happy, colorful paintings that don’t have to be thought about.. which can be a good thing.