Art walks a tightrope

Bill Henson exhibits recent photographic work at the National Gallery of Victoria

Image by Bill Henson

Bill Henson, Australian born 1955, Untitled 2008/09, inkjet print, 127 x 180 cm. © Bill Henson

About the author Sebastian Smee

Sebastian Smee is the art critic for the Boston Globe and winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for criticism. His latest book is The Art of Rivalry: Four Friendships, Betrayals, and Breakthroughs in Modern Art.