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Brett Whiteley Painting

Brett Whiteley - Art, Life and The Other Thing

This self portrait by Brett Whiteley has three major elements. The baboon is a reference to his addiction to drugs, the central portrait refers to the struggles of portrait painting and the Joshua Smith painting by William Dobell, and the photo is an actual picture of what the artist physically looks like.

Brett Whiteley Painting
Art, Life and The Other Thing, 1978
Painting by Brett Whiteley

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Australian Artist

Born : 7th of April, 1939
Name : Brett Whiteley
Famous for : Large semi-surreal landscapes, nudes, and views of Sydney.
Died : 15th of June, 1992

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