Pioneering Australian Artist Gordon Bennett Dies at 58

Australian artist Gordon Bennett passed away on June 3, 2014, from natural causes at the age of 58. His sudden death came just one week after the opening of the 8th Berlin Biennale, where a series of Bennett’s never-before exhibited drawings from the early 1990s are being featured. Despite his own claims otherwise, Bennett will always be remembered as a hero of Australian art. His practice took aim at race relations, power imbalances, dominant histories and social conventions, producing some of the most iconic images of Australian art history over the past three decades.