Southern Highlands artist John Olsen is not a fan of Mitch Cairns' painting awarded this year's Archibald.

Desiree Savage
Updated July 31 2017 - 12:08pm, first published July 29 2017 - 4:00pm

Mitch Cairns’ Archibald-winning portrait of his artist partner has ruffled feathers in the art world with claims it could damage the competition’s reputation.

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Desiree Savage

Desiree Savage

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