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Richard Bell (artist)

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Nationality  Australian
Known for  painting

Name  Richard Bell
Role  Artist
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Born  1953 (age 61–62)Charleville, Queensland
Awards  National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award
Artwork  Scientia E Metaphysica (Bell's Theorem), None of Em..
Similar People  Gordon Bennett, Roy Lichtenstein, Tracey Moffatt, Robert Rauschenberg, Paddy Bedford

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Richard Bell (born 1953, in Charleville, Queensland into the Kamilaroi tribe) is an Australian artist and political activist. He is one of the founders of proppaNOW, a Brisbane-based aboriginal art collective. He lives in Brisbane, Queensland.


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Bell came to the attention of the wider community after his 240×540 cm painting Scientia E Metaphysica (Bell's Theorem) won the 2003 Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award. It prominently featured the text "Aboriginal Art – It's A White Thing".

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In 2006, the Queensland art critic Rex Butler profiled his work for Australian Art Collector magazine.

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Bell caused controversy in April 2011 after revealing that he had selected the winner of the prestigious Sir John Sulman Prize through the toss of a coin.

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In March 2012, Bell won a court case against a person who had issued a take-down notice in 2011, for "unjustifiable threats of copyright infringement", and was awarded $147,000 in damages, setting "an important precedent".

In 2013 he presented the eight-episode TV series Colour Theory on National Indigenous Television.

His self-portrait was a finalist of the 2015 Archibald Prize.

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