Whiteley meets Baldessin
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They moved in separate circles – Brett Whiteley was from Sydney and George Baldessin spent the bulk of his career in Melbourne. But aside from the distance between them, these artists were closer than you might expect. They were born in the same year, they were both attracted to existentialist ideas and created art that spoke directly to their time, with both dying tragically young. Trust the National Gallery of Victoria to connect the dots and curate a show that draws nuanced connections between the work and visions of the two. Later this month, Baldessin/whiteley: Parallel Visions will bring together some of the artist’s most iconic works as well as pieces that have never been exhibited before. Basically, it’s bound to be a banger. AUGUST 31 2018-JANUARY 28 2019; NGV.VIC.GOV.AU
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT ‘Evening coming in on Sydney Harbour’ (1975) by Brett Whiteley; ‘The tunnel’ (1966) by George Baldessin; ‘MM of Rue St Denis’ (1976) by George Baldessin; ‘Sacred baboon’ (1975) by Brett Whiteley‘.