Fiona Lowry’s portrait of Penelope Seidler has been crunched in to favouritism to take out the 2014 Archibald Prize at online bookie Sportingbet.com.au.
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Installed an eighth favourite by Sportingbet after the finalists were announced last Thursday, punters have slashed the odds of Lowry’s portrait winning from $18 in to a clear-cut $5 favourite.
“Nearly two-thirds of the money that has been staked on this market is for the portrait of Penelope Seidler which is extremely significant considering there’s 54 finalists,” Sportingbet spokesman Andrew Brown said.
“Every year the punters line up to make something favourite and more often than not they get it right.”
For Sportingbet’s full market for the 2014 Archibald Art Prize Winner visit https://www.sportingbet.com.
2014 Archibald Prize winner
Fiona Lowry – Penelope Seidler $5
Zoe Young – Torah Bright $9
Jandamarra Cadd – Proud $14
Carla Fletcher – Dan Sultan $14
Rodney Pople – Well dressed for a Sydney audience $15
Mariola Smarzak – Wendy $15
Anh Do – Father $16
Tim Storrier – The Member, Dr Sir Leslie Colin Patterson KCB AO $16
Tim Maguire – Cate, take 1/ Cate, take 2 $18
Nicolee Payne – Fuifui Moimoi $18
Abdul Abdullah – I wanted to paint him as a mountain $21
Natasha Bieniek – Isola $21
Phillip Barnes – Anna Meares $21
Alan Jones – Adam $21
James Powditch – Citizen Kave $21