David Naseby (Born 1937)  "The Mechanic"  A Portrait of Paul Taffa - Painting by David Naseby
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David Naseby
David Naseby (Born 1937) "The Mechanic" A Portrait of Paul Taffa

2014

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Born in England in 1937, David Naseby moved to Queensland, Australia in 1953. Working as a rouseabout and studying at the Queensland Art Gallery, David developed his craft and soon moved to Sydney where he worked extensively in the advertising industry. David’s foray in to portraiture came when John Singleton commissioned him to paint a portrait of Belinda Green, and David has since painted many portraits on commission, including two of Greg Norman. David’s work is represented in collections in Australia, the USA and the UK. He was a finalist in the Archibald Prizes of 1995, 1998 and 1999 for his portraits of Les Murray (twice) and Bob Ellis. The National Portrait Gallery acquired his portraits of Murray and Ellis in 2001, and in 2002 he held an artist residency at Bundanoon. The Mechanic 2014 Paul Taffa is a lover of the arts and motorbikes. When David met him he was the Chief Workshop Magician at Bikescape next door to Davids old studio in Leichhardt, Sydney, Australia. The first time David saw him he just wanted to paint his "great head". It took David some to convince him but when he finally agreed, his portrait ended up being short-listed for the Moran Prize in 2014, one of Australia's most coveted Portrait Prizes. Motorbikes and steam trains have been Paul Taffa’s passion since early childhood. David and Paul Bonded over there passion for motorbikes and a joint love of art. This is a portrait that embodies the essence of passion, a glimpse into the mind of the Mechanic. Provenance : Exhibited The Moran Art Prize 2014. The Private Estate of the Artist. Frame Size; H 102 cm x W 93 cm Image Size: H 85 cm x W 76 cm

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  • Artist
    David Naseby (1937, English Australian)
  • Creation Year
    2014
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  • Condition
    Good
  • Condition Details
    Painting is in very good condition and has been sourced directly from the artist. Frame is purposeful in its grunge appearance.
  • Dimensions
    H 40.16 in. x W 36.62 in. x D 1.97 in.H 102 cm x W 93 cm x D 5 cm
  • Gallery Location
    Pymble, AU
  • Reference Number
    LU97713119993
  • More Editions & Sizes
    Image Size: H 85 cm x W 76 cmPrice: $10,000
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