Australian artist Sam Leach has won both the Archibald Prize for portraiture ($50,000) and the Wynne Prize for landscapes ($25,000) at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney. This is only the third time an artist has won both prizes in the same year. The other two were William Dobell in 1948 and Brett Whiteley in 1978.
"The winning portrait is of the singer/songwriter Tim Minchin who is building an international reputation with his off-kilter brand of musical comedy. With his artfully unkempt hair, heavy eye make-up and bare feet, his act is a wickedly entertaining mix of piano playing, cheerfully offensive songs, physical comedy and stand-up. His witty lyrics poke fun at all manner of sacred cows including religion, death, censorship and romantic love." Courtesy AGNSW Press Release
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Proposal for landscaped cosmos