Author(s): Barry Pearce
Barry Pearce, Head Curator at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, provides a comprehensive overview of Whiteley's life and art; Bryan Robertson offers an impression of the artist's years in London; and Wendy Whiteley, the artist's wife and companion for over three decades, contributes an intimate portrait of the man behind the work. Superbly illustrated and produced, Brett Whiteley: Art & Life is a fitting tribute to one of Australia's most significant artists, a man whose outstanding work excites, amazes and impresses us no less now than it did when first created.
Barry Pearce is Head Curator at The Art Gallery of New South Wales. Bryan Robertson was the Director of the Whitechapel Gallery until his death in 2002. Wendy Whiteley was Brett Whiteley's wife and muse.