Libby Edwards Galleries & Art Consultancy

Brett Whiteley

 

Brett Whiteley is one of Australia’s most celebrated artists. He won the Art Gallery of NSW Archibald, Wynne and Sulman prizes several times, and his artistic career was bolstered by his celebrity status in Australia and overseas. The female nude occupies one of the central motifs in Whiteley’s oeuvre. The majority of these intimate images were inspired by Whiteley’s wife and muse, Wendy, and as such they represent a celebration of love – are both erotic and sensual in form and subject.