An avid art collector, Steve Martin has bought more than two dozen Aboriginal paintings in the past four years. Photo: Rick Wenner/Washington Post

Australian Aboriginal art on Madison Avenue? Thank Steve Martin, its surprising new champion

  • Comedian had a light bulb moment when he saw a New York show of Australian indigenous paintings, and bought one to hang at home between a Bacon and a Freud
  • He learned about their minimalist, apparently abstract forms, met artists, bought more and turned gallerist Larry Gagosian onto them. ‘Let’s do a show,’ he said
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An avid art collector, Steve Martin has bought more than two dozen Aboriginal paintings in the past four years. Photo: Rick Wenner/Washington Post
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