9781760640873

Acute Misfortune: The Life and Death of Adam Cullen

Erik Jensen


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ISBN: 9781760640873
Published: April 2019

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In 2008, the artist Adam Cullen invited journalist Erik Jensen to stay in his spare room and write his biography.

What followed were four years of intense honesty and a relationship that became increasingly claustrophobic. At one point Cullen shot Jensen, in part to see how committed he was to the book. At another, he threw Jensen from a speeding motorbike. The book contract Cullen used to convince Jensen to stay with him never existed.

Acute Misfortune is a riveting account of the life and death of one of Australia's most celebrated artists, the man behind the Archibald Prize-winning portrait of David Wenham. Jensen follows Cullen through drug deals and periods of deep self-reflection, onwards into his court appearance for weapons possession and finally his death in 2012 at the age of forty-six.

After much critical acclaim, Acute Misfortune was developed into a feature film, winning The Age Critics Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival in 2018.

The story is by turns tender and horrifying- a spare tale of art, sex, drugs and childhood, told at close quarters and without judgement.

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  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9781760640873
  • Published: April 2019
  • Publisher: Black Inc.
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Width (mm): 136
  • Height (mm): 209
  • Depth (mm): 16
  • Weight (g): 220

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