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As handsome as the James Angas may appear standing in the forecourt of the National Portrait Gallery, your Iconophile does wonder whether amoebae have personalities worth celebrating… Move it a few hundred meters to the east to the National Gallery of Australia, and it wouldn’t have to carry the burden of portraiture.

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The spin that explains the work is less than convincing. While Angas has a wide ranging oeuvre, better known for his squished Bugatti at the AGNSW, it’s his grip on three dimensional math that’s the common thread.

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Incidentally, that’s a portrait of the Iconophile in the background – perhaps the closest he’ll ever get to the walls of the NPG… And I do worry that  Patrick Star may be a bit put out – but then again, he lives under a rock, so he may not notice.

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#1 vanessa on 11.07.09 at 9:55 pm

Wagga sculptor Ralph Tickerpae’s public work ‘Life Balance’ outside Wagga Regional Art Gallery was immediately referred to as ‘Mr Hanky the Christmas Poo’ by locals.

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