John Olsen says Archibald Prize win is ‘the worst decision I’ve ever seen’


The Archibald Prize has once again sparked controversy with veteran artist John Olsen calling this year’s winner, Mitch Cairns’ colourful portrait of artist Agatha Gothe-Snape, “just so bad”.

“I think it’s the worst decision I’ve ever seen,” the 89-year-old former winner and three-time judge of the country’s best-known portrait prize…

16Insisting that an outstanding portrait should give an insight into it’s subject, Olsen said Cairn’s painting lucked analysis…

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