Orange County Cowboy

Orange County Cowboy 1995

Orange County Cowboy 1995

Screen print on paper and acetate – 40x30cm

Kate’s here too. I love Kate. My middle name isn’t trouble, it’s Kate.

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detail: touch you

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detail: Kurt Cobain’s body

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detail: Courtney Love

Sidney Nolan Illuminations

The Sidney Nolan Centenary runs throughout 2017.

Illuminations was influenced by the work of nineteenth century French Symbolist poet Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891).

Nolan was a visual mythmaker, an artist whose innovative and powerful paintings of the Australian experience have changed the ways we see ourselves. Forever the innovator, in the 1980s Nolan began experimenting with spray can paint, which enabled him to blend colours on the canvas to create layer upon layer of paint.

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Franz West

West was unclear about his aims in life and sometimes said he started making art “mostly to calm my mother, who was fed up that I did nothing.”

He started making crude drawings around 1970 before moving on to painted collages incorporating magazine images that showed the influence of Pop Art. He was also attracted to newsprint as a material both to paint on and to moisten and form into tentative objects.