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Let’s Face It : The History of the Archibald Prize

ISBN: 9781741741339 ISBN: 9781741741339 ISBN: 9781741741339

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The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Held annually by the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney and awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists.

Written by former ABC arts presenter Peter Ross, with a new chapter and focus piece by arts writer and Archie veteran Jo Litson, Let’s Face It provides everything you need to know about the Archibald’s beginnings, its controversies and often turbulent and troubled history, and the latest winners.

Chapters include:
Jules François Archibald
The early decades
The post World War II years
Into the 1970s
The 1980s and 90s
2000 and beyond

Author: Peter Ross, Jo Litson
Paperback
190 pages

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 20cm x 15cm x 1 cm

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