Emeritus Professor Sasha Grishin AM, FAHA, at the Australian National University, works internationally as an art historian, art critic and curator. He studied at the universities of Melbourne, Moscow, London and Oxford and has served several terms as visiting scholar at Harvard University. In 2004 he was elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, in 2005 he was awarded the Order of Australia (AM) for services to Australian art and art history and in 2008 was awarded a Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning. He has published over twenty books and over two thousand articles and catalogue essays dealing with various aspects of art. In 2014 his massive Australian Art: A history was published by Melbourne University Publishing and in 2015 his monographs on John Wolseley (Thames and Hudson), Inge King (Macmillan) and S.T. Gill (National Library of Australia) were published. He is presently curating an exhibition on the art of Brett Whiteley and George Baldessin for the National Gallery of Victoria.
All essays by Sasha Grishin
by Anthony Bond (editor)
Published September, 2018
In his pronouncements on art throughout this book, Unsworth constantly reiterates that he saw very little art, read very few art magazines and arrived at his own conclusions – whatever parallels seemed to be apparent were simply happy coincidences and fortuitous parallel trajectories. At least, that is the position adopted in this book, where the artist’s voice is omnipresent and the intentional fallacy is not a consideration.
by George Gittoes
Pan Macmillan Australia
Published October, 2016
Brett Whiteley: Art, life and the other thing
by Ashleigh Wilson
Published August, 2016
Art, Life and the Other Thing: Brett Whiteley Biography
A parallel narrative to the rise of Whiteley as an artist is the detailed account of his sexual promiscuity and his growing dependence on alcohol and drugs. This ‘other thing’ implied in the book’s title, unfolds for the reader like a train wreck caught in slow motion with drug busts and encounters with customs colouring further an already colourful biography.
All essays featuring Sasha Grishin
Australian Art: A History
by Sasha Grishin
The Miegunyah Press
Published March, 2014
Stranger than we can imagine: Australian Art: A History by Sasha Grishin
Revisionist, indeed polemical, art histories are possible, although they tend to revise the art and its sequences – its ‘place’ in history – not the history itself. Sasha Grishin’s version, Australian Art: A History, is neither polemical nor revisionist; but it is curious. He takes what he considers to be an innovative, inclusive approach, beginning bravely with the assertion that his history is neither written piece-meal by a committee of experts, nor a frolic of his own, but combines both approaches.