Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art

Rattling Spears: A History of Indigenous Australian Art
Library Shelf Location 15.AUMC
Publication Date 2016

Large, bold and colourful, Indigenous Australian art has made an indelible impression on the contemporary imagination. But it is controversial, dividing the stakeholders from those who smell a scam. Whether the artists are victims or victors, there is no denying their impact in the media and on the art world and collectors worldwide. How did Australian art become the most successful indigenous form in the world? How did its artists escape the ethnographic and souvenir markets to become players in an art world to which they had previously been denied access? Finely illustrated, and now available in paperback, this full historical account makes you question everything you were taught about contemporary art.

ISBN 9781780235905
Quantity 1
Pages 304
Author Ian McLean
Format Paperback
Publisher Reaktion Books Ltd, London
Category Art from a specific country
Keyword Indigenous peoples
Related Country/Global Region Australia
Language English

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