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Tony Garifalakis, Scum Salon #1, 2022, low viscosity silk screen print on cotton-linen blend, 192 x 143cm, Sarah Scout Presents. Courtesy the artist and Sarah Scout Presents, Melbourne.

Tony Garifalakis, Scum Salon

17 Dec 2022
Sarah Scout Presents 11 Nov - 17 Dec 2022

Last week, the launch of A Foul Wind by critic/philosopher/poet Justin Clemens at Collingwood House set the salon scene nicely for us ahead of this review. We stood in the unbelievably tasteful living room of this creative space, replete with floor-to-ceiling windows looking onto blustering gum trees, massive Cy Twombly-esque canvases paired with whimsical pre-Raphaelite sketches and an exposed kitchen seemingly stocked exclusively with Le Creuset crockery. It was almost enough to make us question whether the grey and gritty Johnston Street we’d just stumbled in from wasn’t some kind of methedrine-soaked inner-suburban mirage. As Jennifer Coolidge’s character from The White Lotus breathily rasps while describing her Sicilian fantasy, this was so chic and nice.

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