Director of the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) Nick Mitzevich, described Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhale (2013) as the second most talked about artwork in Australia. It will join the NGA collection alongside what Mitzevich says is the ‘most talked about’ piece of artwork, Jackson Pollack’s Blue Poles.
Yesterday, Mitzevich formally announced Skywhale had been acquired by the national collection. The announcement was followed with equally exciting news. The iconic sculpture-come-hot air balloon is set to expand its family through a new commission.