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Michael Zavros is the first recipient of the BVLGARI ART AWARD

The Art Gallery of NSW and Bulgari announced today that Michael Zavros is the first recipient of THE BVLGARI ART AWARD.  11 April 2012

Michael Zavros is Brisbane-based graduating from the Queensland College of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Arts in 1996. Zavros has exhibited widely within Australia and his work is held in numerous private and public collections including: The National Gallery of Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, University of Queensland Art Museum and Tasmanian Museum and Gallery. is one of Australia’s most prominent mid-career painters.

Zavros is fascinated by beauty, luxury and decadence, and in art as the ultimate desirable unique object. In his highly finished, meticulous work, Zavros depicts the refined world of thoroughbred horses, opulent interiors, baroque country houses and gardens.

The Bulgari Art Award consists of a $50,000 painting acquisition for the Art Gallery of NSW and a residency in Italy valued at $30,000. The total award of $80,000 is one of the most valuable art awards in Australia. The award-winner has been selected by the Art Gallery of NSW Trustees and the head curator of Australian art.

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