Thursday, March 19, 2009

NGV buys new Bracks painting

The NGV has bought John Brack's The Bar (1954). Press release here. Don't get broads like that behind Melbourne bars these days. Pity.

As it says in the press release, this is widely regarded as the companion to Collins St, 5pm. I look forward to going and having a look at the new one.

1 comment:

  1. I worked in the CBD in the 1960's when 5pm really did look exactly like that. Uniform dress, and everyone heading in the same direction to Flinders Street Station (no Underground).
    Just love Brack.


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