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Tony Albert in his studio; photographed for 'Optimism'

Tony Albert in his studio, 2008 / Photograph: Natasha Hart

I call these uncollectables and they play such an important role.

“I call these uncollectables and they play such an important role. As much as no one wants to own it any more, or even to put their name to it, I think they’re incredibly important in our history as a country. So much of it is still available, you realise everyone must have had one such item on their walls. Even in my family, we had this stuff, too, so there are generations of people who understand the iconography.”

Tony Albert in conversation with Rosemary Sorrenson, The Australian, 17 March 2009

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