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Let's Face It : A History of the Archibald Prize : 6th Edition

written by Jo Litson, Peter Ross

Art Gallery of NSW | ISBN 9781741741339



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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

with focus pieces on:
 Nora Heysen
 William Dargie
 William Dobell and Joshua Smith
 Judy Cassab
 John Bloomfield
 John Olsen
 The packing room
 Portraits on parade
 Steve Peters: end of an era

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