Actor Gary McDonald, whose portrait by Paul Jackson was another Archibald finalist (and my personal favourite)
While I’m on the Archibald Prize, the Art Gallery of NSW now has images of all the finalists available on its website here. The winner was Marcus Wills’ work The Paul Juraszek Monolith (after Marcus Gheeraerts), which I don’t like at all (although the reproduction on the AGNSW website is so muddy you can’t get a real impresson of it).
The Archibald is hardly the epitome of great Australian art, but it’s certainly our highest profile art prize. Let’s conduct our very own Club Troppo open judging panel. Which one of the finalists would you give the Archibald?