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Brett Whiteley

Brett Whiteley

In their own words
In their own words

Recorded 1970

Patrick White at Centennial Park, 1979–1980

Listomania

Magazine article by Dr Sarah Engledow, 2013

Sarah Engledow describes the fall-out once Brett Whiteley stuck Patrick White’s list of his loves and hates onto his great portrait of the writer.

Patrick White at Centennial Park, 1979–1980

White Whiteley

The portrait of Patrick White by Brett Whiteley
Previous exhibition, 2012

Eleven works by Brett Whiteley, centred around his scintillating 'Patrick White at Centennial Park 1979-1980'.

Self portrait, Paris
Self portrait, Paris
Self portrait, Paris

Self portrait, Paris, 1989

Brett Whiteley
Portrait, pencil on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2010. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Brett Whiteley at Baudelaire's Grave
Brett Whiteley at Baudelaire's Grave
Brett Whiteley at Baudelaire's Grave

Brett Whiteley at Baudelaire's Grave, c. 1989

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2010. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Brett Whiteley with an umbrella in Paris
Brett Whiteley with an umbrella in Paris
Brett Whiteley with an umbrella in Paris

Brett Whiteley with an umbrella in Paris, c. 1989

an unknown artist
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2010. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Brett Whiteley
Brett Whiteley
Brett Whiteley

Brett Whiteley, c. 1981

Jacqueline Mitelman
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2010. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Brett Whiteley - portrait 2
Brett Whiteley - portrait 2
Brett Whiteley - portrait 2

Brett Whiteley - portrait 2, 1975

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Brett Whiteley - portrait 1
Brett Whiteley - portrait 1
Brett Whiteley - portrait 1

Brett Whiteley - portrait 1, 1975

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Brett Whiteley with binoculars
Brett Whiteley with binoculars
Brett Whiteley with binoculars

Brett Whiteley with binoculars, 1971

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Brett Whiteley
Brett Whiteley
Brett Whiteley

Brett Whiteley, 1972

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Brett Whiteley at Lavender Bay
Brett Whiteley at Lavender Bay
Brett Whiteley at Lavender Bay

Brett Whiteley at Lavender Bay, 1976

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Brett Whiteley at Gas works studio
Brett Whiteley at Gas works studio
Brett Whiteley at Gas works studio

Brett Whiteley at Gas works studio, 1971

Greg Weight
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on paper

Gift of Patrick Corrigan AM 2004. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program.

Brett Whiteley
Brett Whiteley
Brett Whiteley

Brett Whiteley, 1974

Lewis Morley
Portrait, type C photograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of the artist 2003
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

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