I LOVE this Luke Barker painting. I spotted it at the Art Gallery a couple of weeks ago when I went to see the Archibald, Wynne & Sulman prizes.
I know art is subjective, but how the Wynne prize could have been given to a random motorbike tipped upside down and stuffed into a wagon is beyond me.
This painting, on the other hand, looks so freaking real that it almost feels like a photo. It was certainly the winner of the Wynne for me.
Don’t you think graffiti is fabulously colourful and expressive? In Melbourne it seems to be done particularly well and really brightens up some of the grey, run down alleys.
Apparently Luke sold this painting. Sadly, it wasn’t to me, but I’m still glad it got snaffled up. I wonder what happened to the motor bike….