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Whiteley’s Chelsea Hotel painting returns to Oz

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Gina Fairley

Offered by Menzies Art Brands later this month, Brett Whiteley’s painting "paid" as rent to the Hotel Chelsea is up for grabs.

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It's the huge painting that Brett Whiteley apparently handed over to then manager of New York’s infamous Hotel Chelsea, Stanley Bard, as part-payment for rent for his extended stay in 1968.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW.

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