Archive for the AGNSW Tag

NoonanCrop

The ghosts of David Noonan

David Noonan is an Australian artist living and working in London who has developed a unique mode of working using the age-old technique of screen-printing. Popular in the ’70s as art form, screen-printing has almost disappeared from the contemporary art world, never really evolving from it’s industry past and commercial application. But Noonan has shaken out the cobwebs and given
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The Homer Simpson of AGNSW

While not normally a fan of the Simpsons, I stopped by AGNSW some weeks ago to view the new Kaldor collection and there I saw Homer. He was not, as you might suspect, a visitor muttering the well-known cliche ‘my six year old could paint that’, nor was he one of dozens of bus-bound seniors, devouring Sydney ‘cultcha’ en-mass before
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CyTwombly

Mr Capon’s favourite

During the week I read the article in the Sydney Magazine (Sydney Morning Herald) about the pending retirement of long-time Director of the Art Gallery of NSW, Edmund Capon. I’m not a dedicated ‘Edmund fan’ in the same way as some are, so I read with vague ambivalence until I got to the question about which piece in the collection
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