Well known for his hyper-realistic paintings, andmore recently for photography, sculpture, film and performance, the work of Michael Zavros has been collected by major museums and private collections the world over. In this stunning debut monograph are more than 120 beautifully reproduced works, as wellas essays from some of the art world’s leading figures.Lavishly produced, this tome beautifully captures the public’s fascination with artists as celebrities, elucidating what is at the core of his creativity.
Included in the book are the various bodies of work that make up Zavros’ broad artistic practice, including his interest in still-life arrangements, self- portraiture, men’s fashion, Greek mythology and gilded interior design. Quotes from and interviews with the artist are peppered throughout, further shedding light on the methods and ideas behind his standout, award-winning work.
Michael Zavros is a leading Australian artist. His work is held in numerous private and public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of South Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, University of Queensland Art Museum, Artbank and the National Portrait Gallery. In 2012 Zavros was awarded the inaugural Bulgari Art Award through the Art Gallery of New South Wales. In 2016 he won the Mosman Art Prize, and in 2010 he was awarded the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, the world’s richest prize for portraiture. He has won three major Australian drawing prizes: the 2002 Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award, the 2005 Robert JacksDrawing Prize and the 2007 Kedumba Drawing Award. He has been a multiple Archibald Prize finalistand was the recipient of the 2004 Museum of Contemporary Art Primavera Collex Art Award. Zavros is represented by Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane and Starkwhite, Auckland.
Author: Michael Zavros
Publisher: Mitchell Oakley Smith
Contributors: Rhana Devenport, Robert Leonard, Chris Saines and Laurence Simmons