This sad and haunting portrait of Heath Ledger painted by Vincent Fantouzzo is my pick for the Archibald Prize this year. It is an homage to his brilliant ability to portray subtle human complexities. The world is diminished by his loss.
More Archibald finalists can be viewed here. The portrait list includes David Stratton sleeping in the stalls, Akira elegant in jeans and a t-shirt, John Clarke captured questioning.
The winner is announced next Friday.