Apr 28, 20175 Comments
A jury’s verdict overturned, a Crown case in shambles and two men convicted of forging and selling Brett Whiteley paintings set free. There is a book in the works, and no doubt a movie will follow - freelance journalist Angus Smith explains what went wrong.
Mel CampbellDec 9, 20165 Comments
Dress codes are techniques of controlling people by regulating their bodies. And no one knows that better than fascists.
Nov 7, 20161 Comment
A jury found an art conservator and an art dealer guilty of forging Brett Whiteley paintings. But the judge in the case seems to think they might be genuine after all. Freelance journalist Angus Smith reports.
CrikeyOct 21, 20161 Comment
If Donald is going to build a wall, at least make it an attractive one.
Ben ElthamOct 7, 201620 Comments
Senator James Paterson says the Australian government should sell Jackson Pollock's Blue Poles. But it would mean selling more than a canvas.
Myriam RobinOct 6, 20162 Comments
The fresh Banksy on Hosier Lane is "blatant publicity" for an unauthorised show, according to the artist's publicist.
W H ChongSep 23, 20161 Comment
Critic and painters stoush. People will paint on regardless.
Sep 13, 20161 Comment
Two men have been found guilty of selling fake Brett Whiteley paintings, but their sentencing has been thrown into upheaval by an 11th-hour compensation bid. Freelance journalist Angus Smith reports.
Sep 1, 20161 Comment
The theft of Picasso’s Weeping Woman from the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) remains one of their most mysterious in Australia's art history. In the second part of this series, freelance journalist Angus Smith enters the refined world of high art to try to solve the crime.
Aug 31, 20167 Comments
For the police who investigated the crime, the theft of Picasso’s Weeping Woman from the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) remains one of their most mysterious and baffling unsolved cases. Freelance journalist Angus Smith enters the refined world of high art to try to solve the crime.