All Men Are Liars

Crips versus Bloods, Aussie style

3D glasses

Sam de Brito The colour-coded fanaticism of Aussie politics leaves little room for nuance.

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Rare masterpiece

Mystery Picasso to boost uni coffers

Picasso's <i>Jeune fille endormie</i>.

Adam Fulton A rarely seen Picasso painting is soon to bring the University of Sydney a windfall of about $18 million.

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Art of distinction

Boys' fantasy now worth a fortune

The Green Caterpillar

Wendy Frew When Robert Green was a boy, he sneaked his friends into the family home to stare and giggle at a painting of female nudes frolicking in the sea.

Contemporary art

Lehman Brothers logo 'liquidated' as graffiti artist paints Wall Street

Aghirre Schwarz.

Artist Aghirre Schwarz has 'liquidated' the Lehman Brothers' logo to symbolise the investment bank's collapse two years ago.

Fact from fiction


Sam de Brito One of the obvious achievements of this blog having been around for almost six years is we've covered a looooot of ground ...

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On show

Not a lot to see at invisble art exhibition


Martin Gayford As you might expect, there's not a lot to look at in the new exhibition, “Invisible: Art of the Unseen 1957-2012,” at the Hayward Gallery in London.

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Record price

US billionaire the mystery buyer of 'The Scream'


US billionaire Leon Black is the mystery buyer who paid a record $US120 million for Edvard Munch's masterpiece "The Scream" at Sotheby's in May, the most expensive work of art ever sold at auction,...

Rock legend

Mental in a good way

Reg Mombassa.

Andrew West Andrew West meets the artist and rock legend formally known as Chris O'Doherty.

Passion in the frame melb  .charles blackman who will be celebrating his 80th birthday with an exhibition in melbourne

Lawrence Money Charles Blackman turns 80 today and will celebrate by launching a major retrospective.

A career of one's own


Julia Llewellyn Smith Rebecca Miller was never going to the selfless artist's wife, even married to Daniel Day-Lewis.

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival


David Sutherland Candle-lit laneways, exquisite sweets, renowned chefs - it's the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.