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Lets Face It: The History of the Archibald Prize


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The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is Australia’s favourite art award, and one of its most prestigious. Held annually by the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney and awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists.

Written by former ABC arts presenter Peter Ross, with a new chapter and focus piece by arts writer and Archie veteran Jo Litson, Let’s Face It provides everything you need to know about the Archibald’s beginnings, its controversies and often turbulent and troubled history, and the latest winners.


Author: Peter Ross
Publisher: Art Gallery of New South Wales
Publish Date: 1999
Pages: 190
Format: Softcover