Painting Culture


ISBN: 9780822329497

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Painting Culture tells the complex story of how, over the past three decades, the acrylic dot paintings of central Australia...



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Painting Culture tells the complex story of how, over the past three decades, the acrylic dot paintings of central Australia were transformed into objects of international high art, eagerly sought by upscale galleries and collectors. Fred Myers tracks the way these paintings become high art as they move outward from Indigenous communities through and among other social institutions - the world of dealers, museums and critics. At the same time he shows how this change in the status of the acrylic paintings is directly related to the initiative of the painters themselves and their hopes for greater levels of recognition. The book also explores the awkward issues around valuation and sale of the acrylic paintings. It also traces the shifting approaches of the government and key organisations such as the Aboriginal Arts Board to the promotion of the work and describes the early and subsequent phases of the works' inclusion in major and international exhibitions.

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Format Paperback Publisher Keeaira Press
Weight (grams) 200.0000
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