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Footloose Fillies and Pretentious Penguins: Albert Tucker’s ‘Victory Girls’, 1943

It’s surprising how urban myths take hold in Australian art history. A few comments made by Albert Tucker in interviews and promotional material have convinced everyone that his iconic painting ‘Victory Girls’ (1943) is based on sexual depravity witnessed in Melbourne’s streets. I began this piece wondering whether it was possible for a painting to […]

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