Anthony Lister

Homeless Among the Gum Trees

13 September — 6 October 2017

Born 1979
Lives and works in Sydney, Los Angeles, New York

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When Brisbane released Anthony Lister as a hostage to the legal system for his extraordinary beautification of what was otherwise another country town, he came to Sydney where all the creative DNA and spiritual memes within his imagination found an ideal concrete palette.

Sydney is the cauldron of witchcraft, with a pinch of creative criminology and endless outpourings of identity displacement and countless freaks and geeks without a cause, even the homeless adore Lister for adding to their skyline and ceilings—some fantastic things to look at from the gutter. Lister pours his paint over the places the public poor inhabit, Sydney is an enfant terrible’s playground where crime intercepts with crooked cops as a respected way of life, where he makes the ordinary become extraordinary with just a roller, spray-gun and the gift that Banksy described as “you appear to piss great art in your sleep”.

Lister has uncovered the dark mythology hidden under the Westfieldian plains, from the horned man of the ashes of Luna Park where Martin Sharp roamed for a while, where sniffer dogs nuzzle women’s crotches in search of drugs while the importers dine in mansions sublime, with bankers and merchants on harbor side balconies, their purchased wives laid out ‘like patients etherized upon a table’.

Most of all, Lister is democratic, he scorns hypocrisy and skates with dirty knotted haired street boys with the same panache as he brings to the rich man’s commissioned work.

Sydney is a slut with her legs wide open between the North and South Heads.

Charles Waterstreet
September, 2017

View the trailer for the documentary HAVE YOU SEEN THE LISTERS?- screened last month at the Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). "From award-winning filmmaker Eddie Martin comes an up-to-the-minute snapshot of the life and creative processes of outspoken ‘visual freedom fighter’ Anthony Lister, Australia’s most renowned street artist." MIFF

  

 

\ Exhibition featured works

Anthony Lister

Abstract Justice

2017 \ Bronze sculpture \ 13cm(h) x 5cm(w) x 5.5cm(d)

Anthony Lister

Beauty spelt wrong

2017 \ Charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 113x269cm

Anthony Lister

Big Head

2017 \ Bronze sculpture \ 83cm(h) x 30cm(w) x 26cm(d)

Anthony Lister

Chopper

2017 \ Bronze sculpture \ 23.5cm(h) x 10cm(w) x 7.5cm(d)

SOLD

Anthony Lister

Christ with Didgeridoo

2017 \ Charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 48x76.5cm

SOLD

Anthony Lister

Cute Buns

2017 \ Charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 36.5x39cm

Anthony Lister

Ears too big head too small

2017 \ Bronze sculpture \ 15cm(h) x 5.5cm(w) x 6cm(d)

SOLD

Anthony Lister

Fashion Parade

2017 \ Charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 140.5x256cm

SOLD

Anthony Lister

Fuck Flowers

2017 \ Charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 61x37cm

SOLD

Anthony Lister

Geurnica Bull

2017 \ Charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 37x61cm

SOLD

Anthony Lister

God Hold the Devil

2017 \ Bronze sculpture \ 25cm(h) x 12cm(w) x 14cm(d)

SOLD

Anthony Lister

Head Upside Down

2017 \ Bronze sculpture \ 12cm(h) x 4cm(w) x 4.5cm(d)

Anthony Lister

Horned Man of Luna Park

2017 \ Charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 40x61cm

SOLD

Anthony Lister

How Love Greets You

2017 \ Bronze sculpture \ 33cm(h) x 5cm(w) x 11.5cm(d)

SOLD

Anthony Lister

Karl

2017 \ Bronze sculpture \ 8cm(h) x 8cm(w) x 7.5cm(d)

Anthony Lister

Lawman

2017 \ Bronze sculpture \ 9.5cm(h) x 4.5cm(w) x 5cm(d)

SOLD

Anthony Lister

Little Head

2017 \ Bronze sculpture \ 6cm(h) x 3.5cm(w) x 4cm(d)

Anthony Lister

Luna Park Fears

2017 \ Charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 37.5x69cm

SOLD

Anthony Lister

Magic Doodle

2017 \ Charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 40x61cm

Anthony Lister

Moloch Rape Scene

2017 \ Charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 48x76.5cm

Anthony Lister

New Bondage

2017 \ Charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 37x61cm

SOLD

Anthony Lister

No More Drama

2017 \ Charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 62.5x37cm

SOLD

Anthony Lister

Nude Dancer

2017 \ Bronze sculpture \ 25.5cm(h) x 21cm(w) x 18cm(d)

Anthony Lister

Ouiji War

2017 \ Charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 104x150cm

Anthony Lister

Pig in Suit

2017 \ Bronze sculpture \ 27cm(h) x 8cm(w) x 8.5cm(d)

Anthony Lister

Privacy

2017 \ Charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 38x70cm

Anthony Lister

Prized Score

2017 \ 48x76.5cm \ 38x69cm

Anthony Lister

Self Portrait with Jacket

2017 \ Bronze sculpture \ 23.5cm(h) x 6cm(w) x 5.5cm(d)

SOLD

Anthony Lister

Selfie Breaking News

2017 \ Charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 38x67cm

Anthony Lister

Shopping Trio

2017 \ Charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 148.5x259cm

SOLD

Anthony Lister

Stripper Asleep on the Pole

2017 \ Charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 152x100cm

SOLD

Anthony Lister

The Big Win

2017 \ Charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 61x37cm

SOLD

Anthony Lister

The Couple Trap

2017 \ Charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 38x67cm

Anthony Lister

The Mysterious Anxiety

2017 \ Charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 149x270cm

SOLD

Anthony Lister

The Return to Freedom

2017 \ Charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 149x271cm

Anthony Lister

Warrior with Tits and Dick

2017 \ Bronze sculpture \ 42cm(h) x 16cm(w) x 15cm(d)

SOLD

Anthony Lister

cant wear a Zebra

2017 \ charcoal, spray paint, acrylic and oil stick on canvas \ 48x76cm

\ Other exhibitions

Zoë MacDonell

Stealing fire

3 August — 18 August 2017

Katy Woodroffe

The Well

17 July — 28 July 2017

Raymond Young

Battle Lines

26 June — 11 July 2017

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