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AAH Online: Trixie Mattel and Kim Leutwyler in conversation with Benjamin Law

Dec. 11, 2020

Fans of 'RuPaul’s Drag Race’ are in for a treat. Benjamin’s guests are artist Kim Leutwyler and the subject of her Archibald Prize 2020 finalist portrait, Brian Firkus, otherwise known as drag superstar Trixie Mattel! Kim, who is known for her vibrant portraits of figures from the LGBTQI+ community, has painted Trixie before, dressed in her signature pink-and-yellow Barbie-inspired style. But for her 2020 Archibald Prize entry, Kim decided to paint Brian, the man behind the frocks and wigs, who has stunned audiences with his musical and performative prowess, both in and out of drag. Trixie and Kim will share stories of the portrait’s genesis in Los Angeles, where Trixie answered the door to Kim wearing only a towel, and the dazzling finished painting now hanging in Sydney.