Black and Whiteley


There has never been anyone like him in the history of art in Australia or anywhere else. The brief life that once belonged tantalisingly to Brett Whiteley is as bizarre and droll as it is tragic. When he was only twenty-two, his paintings made him a household name in London. The Fleet Street press called him ‘Whiteley the Wonder Boy' because he was as young as he was brilliant, and the Australian newspapers followed suit. Brett Whiteley once famously said, 'I paint in order to see.' In Black and Whiteley, Barry Dickins felt he had to write about Brett in order to see him, to learn to appreciate him not so much as an artist but as a man. His journey takes him back to Brett's childhood through contemporaries and read more

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ISBN:

9781740640015

Format:

Paperback

Dimensions:

23cm x 15cm

RRP:

$29.99

Category:

Biography and Memoir , Art and Photography

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Books

Published:

01 November 2002

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Barry Dickins