Pricasso Sydney Morning Herald
Sexpo Opens In Sydney, performer Tim Patch also known as ‘Pricasso’ holds a portrait of former Australian Prime Minister John Howard that he painted with his penis during the opening day of Sydney Sexpo Australia. Sexpo is marketed as Australia’s health, sexuality and adult-lifestyle exhibition, with trade stalls, live shows and rides. Approximately 55,000 people attended last years event.
Sydney Morning Herald
Tired and sore, but a handy likeness said Louise Schwartzkoff, as Friday’s deadline looms for entries in this year’s Archibald Prize, portraits are piling up in their hundreds on the packing room floor at the Art Gallery of NSW. A very serious Brendan Nelson on canvas glares at Kerry O’Brien’s likeness across the room. Works from Archibald veterans, including Rodney Pople and Paul Jackson, share floor space with the paintings of unknown amateurs. The most unusual entry so far comes from Tim Patch, who calls himself Pricasso, after his pants-down, no-brushes-required painting method. To create his nude self-portrait, Patch dipped his penis in paint and applied it to the canvas. He first entered the prize last year with a painting of the plastic surgeon Dr Joseph Georghy, but failed to impress the judges with his technique. “It’s not like a running race where there’s a clear winner,” Patch said at the gallery.