Adam Cullen 'Ned Kelly at Glenrowan (Stand and Deliver)'

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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 ‘Ned Kelly at Glenrowan (Stand and Deliver)’, Cullen calls on a rebel of the Australian imagination – Ned Kelly. Dripping against an egg yolk backdrop, the artist’s rendering is both cartoonish and confronting, a gun aimed in his left hand. Kelly is an agent of violence and a familiar icon – bold, but dangerous. 

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 the subject of 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)
'Ned Kelly at Glenrowan (Stand and Deliver)' 2010
Archival pigment on paper
Image Size: 100 x 82 cm
Edition: AP (Artist Proof)
Signed
: Signed in margin
Comes with Certificate of Authenticity

Condition: Excellent

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