Sibling rivalry is a common theme of many art forms. However I doubt that there existed the usual levels between the two painters David Boyd and Arthur Boyd. I’m basing this on interviews I have seen with Arthur and a couple of conversations that I have had with David Boyd. Of course no one can know for sure but I felt that they each had a genuine interest in each other’s work. Critics tend to always rate Arthur Boyd’s work more highly. However I have often noted how deeply David Boyd’s work resonates with Australian art buyers. Even though he has painted a large number of paintings I keep getting contacted by clients who are keen to get hold of a good painting – a request that is increasingly becoming hard to fulfill.