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




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.