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    Photo by: INCO / Fame PicturesA portrait of the late Heath Ledger won the people's choice award at Australia's Archibald Prize Exhibition on Thursday.

    More than 32,000 people voted in the competition considered one of Australia's most prominent art prizes. The painting, called "Heath," was created by Ledger's friend, Vincent Fantauzzo, shortly before the actor's death.

    According to a spokesperson for the Art Gallery of NSW (where the prize was awarded), the Ledger family and the artist will donate the prize-winning piece which features three images of Ledger to the gallery.

    Fantauzzo received a $2,500 and $1,000 gift certificate with his award.

    The portrait was painted at Ledger's Perth family home in December.


    Heath Ledger Portrait Wins Australian Art Prize - Heath Ledger : People.com

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    What a beautiful portrait. You can see a lot of love went into that.
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    It is gorgeous work, looks like a photograph.

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    had nothing to do with him dying, of course.
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    Heath looks so depressed and tormented in that photo. What makes it sadder is that he actually sat for it...
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    His mouth was so beautiful...

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    He doesnt look good at all. There is nothing beautiful about it. He looks tortured. No wonder he wanted sleeping tablets. He looks like he hasnt slept in a week. He probably hadnt. Poor poor guy. Lost ....gone.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    had nothing to do with him dying, of course.
    I was just going to say ... timing is everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheray View Post
    He doesnt look good at all. There is nothing beautiful about it. He looks tortured. No wonder he wanted sleeping tablets. He looks like he hasnt slept in a week. He probably hadnt. Poor poor guy. Lost ....gone.....
    Agreed. Looked like a tortured soul.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheray View Post
    He doesnt look good at all. There is nothing beautiful about it. He looks tortured. No wonder he wanted sleeping tablets. He looks like he hasnt slept in a week. He probably hadnt. Poor poor guy. Lost ....gone.....
    Agreed. He looks like hell.
    And I hate that everyone is cashing on his death.
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    I love that portrait, stunning.

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    sympathy vote



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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    had nothing to do with him dying, of course.
    My thoughts exactly. Had he not died this painting would mean nothing.

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    i loved heath ledger but i don't like that painting. i just don't like the style of it. though i like the idea of the two heaths whispering in his ear.

    eta: the painter's cute.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    had nothing to do with him dying, of course.
    Yeah. Would this have won if it were Roy Scheider?


    edited to say: I love Heath and was sad about his death. I was just thinkin' is all.

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