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Adrian Newstead Adrian Newstead i(7241128 works by)
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Adrien Newstead has been a Sydney-based dealer in Aboriginal Art.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2016 recipient Order of Australia Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) For service to the museum and galleries sector, particularly through the promotion of Indigenous arts.

Awards for Works

The Dealer is the Devil : An Insider's History of the Aboriginal Art Trade 2014 single work autobiography

' Adrian Newstead’s explosive memoir lifts the lid on what Robert Hughes once described as “the last great art movement of the 20th century.” After thirty years sitting round campfires with Aboriginal artists all over Australia, Newstead has produced the definitive expose of “the first great art movement of the 21st century”. From remote indigenous communities with their dispossessed populations of tribal elders and troubled youth, to the gleaming white box galleries, high powered auction houses, and formidable art institutions of major cities all over the world,

'Newstead combines personal anecdotes with an insider’s grasp of the inter national art market. With vivid portraits of artists, dealers and scamsters, the book races from pre-contact and colonial days to the heady celebrations of the Sydney Olympics and the devastating impact of the global financial crisis. Newstead’s humour, love and respect for his subjects produces a story that reads at times like a thriller and also a lament for a lost world.' (Publication summary)

2016 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards West Australian History
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