Today, Clive Palmer announced that his political aspirations were dead. But, if we gaze deeper at his abhorrent behaviour, the artist shines through.
A century and a half ago, unnamed Japanese artists illustrated the fart wars that plagued the country. Or something.
Much more than just France’s first Oscar winner, Simone Signoret’s steadfast activism saw her become the example the morally conscious movie stars of today follow.
While I have long argued that the Archibald is more a social prize than an art one, the historic 2020 edition made it a certainty.
The 2020 Archibald could be a high-water mark for the prize, with new and indigenous artists heavily represented.
The power couple is a long-running social concept. However, only in the literary sphere do they do it properly. In fact, their love enabled the production of true classics.