Adam Cullen 'Minotaur'

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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.

‘Minotaur’ is an iconic image. The muscular back of a minotaur faces the viewer, its pelt dripping paint. A symbol from Ancient Greece, the minotaur recurs throughout art history, transformed here into a metaphor for Cullen’s sense of self. Between beast and man, it is made an outcast, strangely vulnerable against a bright pink backdrop.

In his lifetime, Cullen 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 and limited edition, this work will invigorate collectors of pop and contemporary art or those seeking an edge for their space.

Adam CULLEN (1965 - 2012)
'Minotaur' 2010
archival pigment print on paper
Image Size: 100 x 100 cm
Dimensions: 112 x 111 cm
Signed: Editioned, signed and dated in margin; initialed in plate.
Comes with Letter of Provenance
Condition:Excellent:
(c) Adam Cullen / Copyright Agency