Permanent Revolution: Mike Brown and the Australian Avant-garde 1953 - 1997

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The Miegunyah Press, Feb 1, 2012 - Art - 297 pages
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As the only Australian artist to have been successfully prosecuted for obscenity, Mike Brown is considered one ofŠAustralia's most controversial figures.ŠThis captivating book offers a comprehensive account of this outspoken artist═s life and work. Brown═s imitation realism was the first Australian art movement to incorporate collage, assemblage, and installation, as well as the first to respond in a profound way to Aboriginal art and to the tribal art of New Guinea and the Pacific region. This biography also serves as a portrait of the social and political upheaval that gripped Australia during the 1960s and 1970s.
 

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Contents

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Protest and Pop on the Sydney Art Scene
AntiModernism and PostObject
Politics and Democratic
Pluralism and Populism 198997
Antipodean Postmodernism

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