In farewell to NAG's Australian Modern Masterpieces and with a nod to our favourite Surrealist parlour game, Shopfront asked three artist for their interpretation of iconic Australian portraits.
In combination, these translations became an exquisite corpse of window proportions and multiple readings, combining observed classical reconfiguration, deft and sympathetic expression and jocular substitution
digital print and found object on paper
charcoal on paper
Untitled (The Strapper)
mixed media on paper.
THE ORIGINAL ARTWORKS William Dobell
The Strapper, 1941
Grace Cossington Smith
The Sock Knitter, 1915