Adam Cullen 'Diva Santica'

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Adam Cullen merges social satire with technicolour excess. An ‘enfant terrible’ of the art world, he launched onto the Australian art scene by chaining a pig’s head to his ankle for two weeks. This punk stunt was followed by a career spent painting tough, uncompromising and challenging subjects, captured with a pop art twist.

In this work, a fanged woman pounces. Brutal, absurd and captured in a slash of colour, it evokes mythology. The snake coils in the corner ready to strike the attacker. Humour clashes with brutality as Cullen’s work teeters on the edge of seduction and threat.

Exploring masculinity, crime and animalism, Cullen’s work is imbued with an unexpected vulnerability. In his lifetime, he was a winner and multi-time Archibald Prize finalist, honoured with a 2008 retrospective at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and an Art Hotel in Prahran, cementing him as one of Australia’s foremost contemporary artists.

Hand-signed, this print will invigorate collectors of pop and contemporary art or those seeking an edge for their space.

Adam CULLEN (1965 - 2012)
'Diva Santica' 2010
archival pigment print on paper
Image Size: 100 x 100 cm
Paper Size: 112 x 111 cm
Edition: Artist Proof
Signed: Editioned, signed and dated in margin; initialed and dated in plate
Comes with a Certificate of Authenticity

Condition: Excellent

(c) Adam Cullen / Copyright Agency