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Lester 2023

Introducing Lester 23, the annual exhibition companion that celebrates this year's artists and the art of portraiture. Lester 23 provides an inside look into the creation of the 40 artworks from this year. It brings together written insights, preliminary sketches, and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the artists at work. Additionally, it includes original written content and conversations with the artists. The introduction to this year's edition is written by the esteemed judge and figure in the arts industry, Alan Dodge, who poses the question, "What defines the perfect portrait?" Furthermore, local artist, illustrator, and arts writer Imogen Kotsoglo explores the enchantment of being portrayed and the profound ability of a portrait to enlighten us about ourselves and others. This year's book also includes transcripts of discussions between artists and Emma Wynne, a journalist from ABC Radio Perth, who delves into the artists' motivations, aspirations, and accomplishments.

Pub. Date: 2023
Genre: Art / History / Portraiture
ISBN: 978-0-6455860-2-2
Publisher: The Lester Inc and Mess Books