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'When he died in 1992 Brett Whiteley left behind decades of ceaseless activity—some works bound to a particular place or time, others that are masterpieces of light and line.

'Whiteley had arrived in Europe in 1960 determined to make an impression. Before long he was the youngest artist to have work acquired by the Tate. With his wife, Wendy, and daughter, Arkie, Whiteley then immersed himself in bohemian New York. But within two years he fled, having failed to break through.

'Back in Sydney, he soon became Australia’s most celebrated artist. He won the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes in the same year—his prices soared, as did his fame. Among his friends were Francis Bacon and Patrick White, Billy Connolly and Dire Straits. Yet addiction was taking its toll: Whiteley struggled in vain to separate his talent from his disease, and an inglorious end approached.

'Written with unprecedented behind-the-scenes access, and handsomely illustrated with classic Whiteley artworks, rare notebook sketches and candid family photos, this dazzling biography reveals for the first time the full portrait of a mercurial artist.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2016 .
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      Extent: 432p.
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      • Published 1 August 2016
      ISBN: 9781925355239

Works about this Work

Damaged Glamour Peter Craven , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30-31 July 2016; (p. 18)

— Review of Brett Whiteley : Art, Life and the Other Thing Ashleigh Wilson 2016 single work biography
Wendy Relishes ‘some Very Touching Things about Brett’ as Whiteley Biography Is Launched Penny Durham , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 August 2016; (p. 15)
Art, Life and the Other Thing Sasha Grishin , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , August 2016;

— Review of Brett Whiteley : Art, Life and the Other Thing Ashleigh Wilson 2016 single work biography
Finally, a Biography the Artist Deserves Chris McAuliffe , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 14 August 2016; (p. 20) The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 August 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of Brett Whiteley : Art, Life and the Other Thing Ashleigh Wilson 2016 single work biography
Ashleigh Wilson : Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing Annette Hughes , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , September 2016;

— Review of Brett Whiteley : Art, Life and the Other Thing Ashleigh Wilson 2016 single work biography
'Short-Arsed Sex Pixie' : A Clear-Eyed Account of an Artist's Life Simon Caterson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 384 2016; (p. 13-14)

— Review of Brett Whiteley : Art, Life and the Other Thing Ashleigh Wilson 2016 single work biography

'Notwithstanding the fact that he died alone in a hotel room following a heroin overdose at the age of fifty-three, Brett Whiteley led what for an Australian artist in particular may be characterised as a fortunate life. As Ashleigh Wilson relates in this excellent biography, Whiteley retained the capacity to astonish, despite his misadventures.' (Introduction)

Damaged Glamour Peter Craven , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 30-31 July 2016; (p. 18)

— Review of Brett Whiteley : Art, Life and the Other Thing Ashleigh Wilson 2016 single work biography
Art, Life and the Other Thing Sasha Grishin , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , August 2016;

— Review of Brett Whiteley : Art, Life and the Other Thing Ashleigh Wilson 2016 single work biography
Finally, a Biography the Artist Deserves Chris McAuliffe , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 14 August 2016; (p. 20) The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 August 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of Brett Whiteley : Art, Life and the Other Thing Ashleigh Wilson 2016 single work biography
Ashleigh Wilson : Brett Whiteley: Art, Life and the Other Thing Annette Hughes , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , September 2016;

— Review of Brett Whiteley : Art, Life and the Other Thing Ashleigh Wilson 2016 single work biography
'Short-Arsed Sex Pixie' : A Clear-Eyed Account of an Artist's Life Simon Caterson , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 384 2016; (p. 13-14)

— Review of Brett Whiteley : Art, Life and the Other Thing Ashleigh Wilson 2016 single work biography

'Notwithstanding the fact that he died alone in a hotel room following a heroin overdose at the age of fifty-three, Brett Whiteley led what for an Australian artist in particular may be characterised as a fortunate life. As Ashleigh Wilson relates in this excellent biography, Whiteley retained the capacity to astonish, despite his misadventures.' (Introduction)

Wendy Relishes ‘some Very Touching Things about Brett’ as Whiteley Biography Is Launched Penny Durham , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 August 2016; (p. 15)
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