The Dealer is the Devil

The story of the modern Aboriginal art movement is the most exciting and transcendent chapter of contemporary Australian history. Within the space of just 40 years, indigenous artists transformed the perception of their culture from something of strictly ethnographic interest into one of the great internationally acclaimed contemporary art movements of all time.

Part road trip, part memoir, part history, part political commentary, The Dealer is the Devil is a thought-provoking look at what goes on behind the scenes of the art industry.

The book is a page turner and often reveals exciting and racy accounts of the fluctuating fortunes and exponential success of the Aboriginal art movement, with all of the elements one would expect of a complex drama, played out on a national and international stage. Political posturing, personal aggrandisement, commercial skullduggery and greed all play their part.

Author: Adrian Newstead
Publisher: Brandl & Schlesinger
RRP: $49.95

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