Saturday, September 1, 2018
I went to see the new
Baldessin/Whiteley: Parallel Visions
exhibition at the NGV today.
I assume that Brett Whiteley will probably be the big drawcard to the exhibition as most people would be familiar with his work.
I, on the other hand, was there to see the Baldessins.
I'm a huge fan of George Baldessin's work, long before I even knew who Baldessin was.
Ever since I was a kid, I have admired the giant pear sculptures that sat on the front lawn of the National Gallery in Canberra.
I only found out a few years ago that they were sculpted by Baldessin (I hadn't even heard of him until then).
Hopefully this exhibition will showcase what a fantastic Australian artist he was.
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