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Nick has given me permission to blog these photos of his David Stratton portrait.



He left this comment on my blog yesterday, reposted here for those who might not have seen it:
Hi Gang, Nick here. Thanks for all the groovy comments and support. As you know, the Archibald Prize is notoriously difficult to get hung in. The fact that I've made both the Doug Moran and the Archies at the same time is fucking unbelievable. The call was expected Wednesday but much to my surprise it came today...which means I don't have to go through days of nail biting agony waiting for the phone to ring. It's all worked out very nicely...especially after Chris Lilly dropped out at the last minute. I only had a couple of weeks to get David's massive portrait done. He was actually very excited with my news since he had said there was a curse as he's been attempted 3 times in the past, but none got in. I rang him and said "the curse is broken!" Updates as they happen!
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On February 25th, 2008 10:25 pm (UTC), kathrynlinge commented:
That is so cool!

Would've been interested to see the Chris Lilley painting though too :-)
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On February 25th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC), catsparx replied:
maybe next time
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On February 25th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC), king_espresso commented:
Lovely stuff. Good choice of subject too. David Stretton, along with Phillip Adams and others was very big in the anti-censorship movement in the 60s and 70s. Which means he's fought at least two culture wars now.

The choice of greys was inspired, too.
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On February 25th, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC), catsparx replied:
Thats Gloria Swanson in the back row. from Sunset Boulevard, of course.
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On February 25th, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC), king_espresso replied:
That makes it even cooler, though I'm more enamoured of Marlene Dietrich than Swanson. :-) Pass on my congrats to Nick, please.
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On February 25th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC), catsparx replied:
will do
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On February 25th, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC), seanwilliams commented:
Nick is a genius. That's an inspired choice of subject, and a wonderful painting. I love in particular that it's B&W.
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On February 25th, 2008 11:30 pm (UTC), catsparx replied:
yep. He's a legend!
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On February 26th, 2008 12:01 am (UTC), doctor_k_ commented:
That's beautiful! I'm gonna have to find some time to get to Sydney and see it for real.
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On February 26th, 2008 12:02 am (UTC), catsparx replied:
yup!
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On February 26th, 2008 08:28 pm (UTC), murasaki_1966 commented:
Announcement of Shortlist of entries is today, 12 noon.

Winner announced 12 Noon 7 March 2008. I'm excited already....
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