Painter and cartoonist Mitch Cairns has taken the 2017 Archibald Prize for his portrait of fellow artist Agatha Gothe-Snape.
The NSW born Cairns said his fourth entry to the Archibald Prize was "composed this portrait with love" of Gothe-Snape, his partner.
"She embodies an uncompromising agency whilst having the grace to accept the ready complications inherent within our life as artists," he said in a statement.
The painting shows the Today Show host and HuffPost Australia editor-at-large reclining on a sofa, with husband Peter FitzSimons and their children Jake, Billie and Louis in the background; cleverly reflected on a TV screen.
The winning entry was announced by packing room boss Steve Peters, who is choosing the prize in his final year, prior to his retirement.
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