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    Paintings by Gavin Brown, Melbourne: If Paul Gauguin hadn't died four years before Frida Kahlo was born, one might suspect that Gavin Brown is their lovechild. Certainly his art carries the organic lushness and slight madness of Kahlo's many self-portraits and Gauguin's Polynesian-period art. #Art #Painting #GavinBrown

  • Laura Weldon

    Beautiful artwork

  • aytug uluturk

    The color palette is happy and lovely, but these people are not happy....

  • Keisha Jackson

    Birdsssssssssssssss The Cool Hunter - Artist Gavin Brown - Melbourne www.gavinbrown.com.au

  • Clare Kelly

    Birds and their people

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If Paul Gauguin hadn't died four years before Frida Kahlo was born, one might suspect that Gavin Brown is their lovechild. Certainly his art carries the organic lushness and slight madness of Kahlo's many self-portraits and Gauguin's Polynesian-period art.

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