Dick Frizzell — Escape from Salvation - Part II
  • Escape from Salvation - Part II(Cropped)
  • Escape from Salvation - Part II(Framed)

Lot 25467

DICK FRIZZELL

Description

New Zealand, b. 1943

Escape from Salvation - Part II

1983

Gouache on paper

51 x 30 cm

Price

NZD $10,500 Enquire

Artist Profile

Dick Frizzell studied at the Canterbury University College School of Art , Christchurch, New Zealand (1960-64) and during the following eight years worked in commercial art and advertising. His exhibition of paintings of grocery food cans (Barry Lett Galleries, Auckland, 1978) represented a turning point in his career, establishing a presence as an important New Zealand contemporary artist. Rather than paint images of the real world, Frizzell drew attention to the symbols and signs that represented the real world. 

Frizzell’s paintings and prints have appropriated New Zealand popular culture such as the Four Square man and cultural heritage such as the tiki, as well as international modern art movements such as Russian Constructivism and Cubism. American popular art has also been an enduring influence, in particular the comic strip The Phantom. Frizzell’s work is humorous, insightful and skilful, and as an anti-traditionalist he frequently challenges boundaries of high and low art. 

Frizzell is also recognised as a printmaker and as a writer, recently publishing a highly successful autobiography, Dick Frizzell: The Painter (2009). Frizzell has work in the collections of Auckland Art Gallery and the Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa, in Wellington; as well as numerous private collections around the world. His works are highly sought after and he continues to work in his studio in Auckland. 

Provenance

Private collection Christchurch

Purchased Fisher Galleries 

Condition and Measurements

Excellent original condition

Dimensions

Excluding Frame:
Height:
51 cm
Width:
30 cm
Overall Size (including frame, if applicable):
Height:
50 cm
Width:
71 cm
Depth:
4 cm

More Information

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