Brett Whiteley: his colourful biography frequently obscures the seriousness of his work.
Brett Whiteley's output was uneven but at his best, his work was brilliant. A new film offers an unusual insight into the life and art of this creative and troubled maverick.
Big Blue Lavender Bay, one of the three paintings at the centre of trial.
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The conviction of two men in relation to the sale of forged Brett Whiteley paintings indicates that Australia needs to get its act together when it comes to authenticating artworks.
A recent book of Brett Whiteley’s drawings reveals his extraordinary talents as a draughtsman. Wendy sleeping (1973). Pen, brush and brown ink. 29.9x33.4 cm.
Brett Whiteley Estate © Wendy Whiteley.
Some 23 years after his death, Australian artist Brett Whitely's vision continues to have resonance and will likely remain a defining representation of late 20th century Australia.