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COMIC STEVE MARTIN GETS SERIOUS OVER INDIGENOUS ART

by Matthew Westwood
The Australian

Steve Martin’s first encounter with Australian indigenous art was less than four years ago and he has become a zealous convert, declaring the masterworks of the Western Desert to be “art that rivals any contemporary art that’s being made”.

The star of Roxanne and Three Amigos has long been a collector, and after he discovered the work of Australia’s Warlimpirrnga Tjapaltjarri at a New York show in 2015, he has acquired about 40 paintings by indigenous artists.

He is now showing his collection in a not-for-sale exhibition at the high-profile Gagosian gallery in New York, where he hopes the display of large-scale desert canvases will catch the imagination of other collectors and curators…

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