Adam Cullen's'Dick' fascinates from two perspectives. From one, it roars of what made the artist great.
Stripping, twisting, subverting and rebuilding the portrait genre, Cullen transforms one of the oldest artistic traditions into something fresh, bold and delightfully devil-may-care. That he won the 2000 Archibald Prize is no surprise. From another perspective,'Dick' synthesises a crossroads in Australian art. In it, Cullen celebrates Dick Watkins - a revered Sydney-based painter. Passing from one generation to the next, he pays tribute to a mentor while totally renovating the portrait genre.
This camaraderie was vital to Sydney's art scene at the turn of the century. In 2001, another of Cullen's portraits of Watkins was a finalist in the Archibald Prize. Sometimes controversial yet always raucously clever, his work is represented in many state collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria and continues to be avidly collected. Adam CULLEN, (1965 - 2012). 42 x 59 cm (height x width).
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The item "Adam CULLEN Dick (Dick Watkins) original painting Australian fine art portrait" is in sale since Thursday, November 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "angelatandorifineart" and is located in VIC Australia. This item can be shipped worldwide.