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So when did they realise?

posted 10 Jul 2014, 03:33 by Sandra Kirby   [ updated 14 Jul 2014, 04:25 ]
Today has been our Melbourne day with Adrian.  Enjoyed it immensely.  Had lunch at Queen Vic market - M&S looks like a slightly smaller Camden market but closer to your scale than anything in NZ.  We did notice the painting which we hadn't seen before (not too surprising as note says it was installed in March 2014).  So this painting in honour of vulnerable children and shows a century of Australian entertainers.  100 people overv100 years.  We looked hard and only Russell Crowe would we say was born in NZ.  
My picture doesn't show all of the 100 celebrities but No34 is there in a green shirt groping No 33 Zoe Caldwell in a chillingly accurate portrait.  This is pretty much the middle of a several metre long painting. There is a note that says they are going to paint out Rolf Harris and are looking for suggestions.  We wondered about Phar Lap.  
Given that this picture was completed in March 2014 and the Rolf Harris allegations were floating around for more than a year you would have thought at the very least No 34 should have been little and on the edge making it easy to paint him out