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The Resource Brett Whiteley : art, life and the other thing, by Ashleigh Wilson

Brett Whiteley : art, life and the other thing, by Ashleigh Wilson

Label
Brett Whiteley : art, life and the other thing
Title
Brett Whiteley
Title remainder
art, life and the other thing
Statement of responsibility
by Ashleigh Wilson
Title variation
Art, life and the other thing
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When he died in 1992 Brett Whiteley left behind decades of ceaseless activity: some works bound to a particular place or time, others that are masterpieces of light and line. Whiteley had arrived in Europe in 1960 determined to make an impression. Before long he was the youngest artist to have work acquired by the Tate. With his wife, Wendy, and daughter, Arkie, Whiteley then immersed himself in bohemian New York. But within two years he fled, having failed to break through. Back in Sydney, he soon became Australia's most celebrated artist. He won the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes in the same year: his prices soared, as did his fame. Among his friends were Francis Bacon and Patrick White, Billy Connolly and Dire Straits. Yet addiction was taking its toll: Whiteley struggled in vain to separate his talent from his disease, and an inglorious end approached. Written with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, and handsomely illustrated with classic Whiteley artworks, rare notebook sketches and candid family photos, this dazzling biography reveals for the first time the full portrait of a mercurial artist
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10523391
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Ashleigh
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
N7405.W47
LC item number
A4 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Whiteley, Brett
  • Art, Modern
  • Painters
  • Art, Modern
Target audience
adult
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art, life and the other thing
Label
Brett Whiteley : art, life and the other thing, by Ashleigh Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [437]-438) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057415856
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
451 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925355239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)949643543
Label
Brett Whiteley : art, life and the other thing, by Ashleigh Wilson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [437]-438) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000057415856
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
451 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925355239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)949643543

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