The Art Squirrel

The Art Squirrel


posted Sep 22, 04:39 AM by Carl Lykert

Gallery owner Robin Gibson is perhaps a born collector – a visit to his Darlinghurst apartment will attest to this. Having represented some of the leading figures in the Australian art scene and also known for his support of emerging artists, his collection is a true testimony to his passion and eclectic tastes. Seeing as I have regular access to his collection I hope to make this an ongoing post, picking out a few pieces each time – here’s your selection for today…

A 1969 portrait of Robin by David Strachan hangs in his bedroom. Soon after arriving in Sydney in the mid 60s he did some modelling for the artist David Strachan. Robin wasn’t aware that David had made this portrait until after David’s death in 1970 when his sister sorting out his estate offered it to him

The ink drawing by Brett Whiteley in a bookshelf housing bound copies of Art & Australia.
The drawing was made as a Christmas gift for Robin in 1969 while he was working at Kim Bonython’s gallery


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