Local artist Yves Hernot, who arrived in Darlinghurst from France in the early 1970s, is to enter a portrait of fellow French Sydney resident Clair de Lune in the upcoming Archibald Prize.

“I wanted to do a portrait of a person who really captures the flamboyance and spirit that makes Sydney one of the great gay capitals of the world, and Clair de Lune stood out for me,” Hernot said.

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