Smart's Labyrinth: Margaret Olley

Smart's Labyrinth: Margaret Olley
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Jeffrey Smart corresponds with fellow artist Margaret Olley about painting her for the Archibald Prize. As Margaret Olley poses for a photograph which will be the basis for Smart's portrait she asks the film crew whether they have seen the Arthur Boyd exhibition. She says playfully and provocatively 'I think the myth has gone before the man' and takes issue with him being billed as the greatest Australian painter. She says 'I tell you what - if you have to have Kings it'll be Lord Smart who'll be the next one. At least he's painting what's going on today'. We see Smart's study of Olley which he is going to transfer onto a bigger canvas.