SMH: King-of-bright John Olsen reveals his dark and melancholy side
Article by John McDonald
The public Olsen is a great performer but occasionally, alone in the studio at night, a different persona emerges. John Olsen: Goya’s Dog is an exhibition originally conceived by the late Bill Wright, and followed through by National Art School director Steven Alderton.
The idea, as explained in a letter that Wright wrote to Olsen, was to look at the artist’s “introspective” paintings.
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