Apart from the fact that a friend of mine (Nick Stathopoulos) was one of the finalists, I don't have a lot to say about the finalists in the Archibald Prize).
But it's interesting to see which pieces have been voted up and down by the public on the Sydney Morning Herald site. As a public, we evidently like photorealistic pieces - the more so, the better - and we dislike anything that takes a less realist approach to portraiture. As it happens, Tim Storrier's winning piece is one of the few in the latter category that the viewing public likes.
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