CRAIG RUDDY "In The Distant Blue She Cries" Original Oil on Board 120cm x 120cm

Regular price $4,750.00


CRAIG RUDDY (1968 - )
Oil on Board

Title: In The Distant Blue She Cries (Inscribed verso: in the distant blue/ she cries/ in the blue depths she)
Signed & Dated: Lower Right, Ruddy 04
Image Size: 120cm x 120cm
Condition: Very Good to Excellent for Age
Ready to Hang.
Provenance: Private Collection - Sydney, Lawson-Menzies (now trading as Menzies) - Sydney.
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Original works are also accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from Martinez Art Dealer.
 
Serafin Martinez
Principal, Martinez Art Dealer
Surry Hills, Sydney, Australia
ABN 36 561 407 649

 

Biography:

 

In 2004 Ruddy won the Archibald Prize for his charcoal drawing of David Gulpilil entitled Two Worlds. The portrait of the Aboriginal actor won both the $35,000 Archibald portrait prize and the People's Choice Award in both Sydney and Melbourne.

 

After winning the Archibald Prize he developed Poppy Seeds, a series of portraits, nudes and self studies that was exhibited in November 2004. The series addressed the tall poppy syndrome that often accompanies success in Australia.

 

His diptych Self-portrait - into the box was one of the 2006 Archibald Prize finalists.

 

In August 2006 Ruddy's Two Worlds sold to a private collector at the Sotheby's auction in Sydney for $312,000. It had been valued at between $150,000 and $180,000.

 

In 2010 Ruddy won the Archibald People’s Choice Prize for his portrait of Warwick Thornton entitled The Prince of Darkness.

 

He was a finalist in the 2011 Archibald Prize.