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Michael Zavros, Pistol grip [Ben Roberts-Smith VC], 2014, oil on canvas, 160 x 220 cm.

The Anti-Art of War

4 Jun 2023
Australian War Memorial

Maybe we should just look at the portrait for a moment. It shows Ben Roberts-Smith, awarded the Medal for Gallantry in 2006 and the Victoria Cross in 2011, standing crouched, arms thrust out, thumbs cocked, as though to fire a gun at an invisible enemy.

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