Let's Face It : The History of the Archibald Prize
Revised and updated 2012 edition
written by Peter Ross
Art Gallery of NSW | ISBN 9781741740929
Paperback – 176 pages
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Inquiries from the public to the Art Gallery of New South Wales are nearly always about the Archibald Prize; we have, it seems, an insatiable appetite for portraits. Perhaps they feed our need to know who we are.
With the ease of a seasoned journalist, Peter Ross guides the reader through the disputatious and sometimes rocky history of Australia's most famous art prize. His admirable interviewing skills make this colourful reading not just for arts insiders but for the curious bystander as well.