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Visual Arts: 2018 Archibald Prize Goes to Yvette Coppersmith’s Self-Portrait

Yvette Coppersmith has won the 2018 Archibald Prize for her self-portrait.

The work, titled ‘Self-portrait after George Lambert’, was chosen from among 57 finalists. The decision, made by the Art Gallery of NSW’s board of trustees, was unanimous.

“Yvette is a highly talented young artist who brings a deep and historical understanding of the tradition of contemporary art practice,” said the gallery’s director Michael Brand.

Coppersmith was also a finalist last year with a portrait of Gillian Triggs.

There were 21 self-portraits this year in the prize, a number which Brand said more than doubled the figures of recent years.

The Wynne Prize for landscape painting or figure sculpture went to Yukultji Napangati, while Kaylene Whiskey was awarded the $40,000 Sulman Prize her work ‘Kaylene TV’.

Exhibition: Discover Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera’s Collection in AGNSW

Extended by popular demand, the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibition is sticking around for a little bit longer at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

As mentioned on their website: “this is a rare chance to see masterpieces by the two leading figures of Mexican 20th-century art.

The exhibition presents 33 artworks from the renowned collection of Jacques and Natasha Gelman, including outstanding self-portrait paintings and drawings by Frida Kahlo, and major examples of Diego Rivera’s canvas paintings.”

Source: Lillenord

Source: Lillenord

“Alongside these works are over 50 photographs by figures such as Edward Weston, Lola Alvarez Bravo and Frida’s father, Guillermo Kahlo, which provide insights into the artists’ worlds and their intriguing relationship.”

Source: AGNSW

Source: AGNSW

To discover the stories and explore the lives of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera through their works of art, book your tickets now: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/frida-kahlo-and-diego-rivera/