Man, Land, Sea and Sky

Richard Killeen, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in Auckland, Auckland Region, New Zealand in 1967.
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About the Work
Made early in the artists career while he was experimenting with his understanding of regionalism, before he began to make his cut - out works which he became affiliated with. As with other earlier regionalist work which employed the use of text modelled after the Italian primitivists, the text gives a local context and ownership of the land, the artist and the work itself - hinting that while this subject may be in an otherwise homogenous landscape, he is reading what could be the Auckland star, (where he has also signed his name and dated the work) intimating that this painting most likely belongs to Auckland, if not New Zealand at the very least.
Measurements
Image 787 x 790mm
Frame 790 x 790 mm
Media
oil on canvas
Description
Portrait of a man with slightly balding head, moustache and dark round framed glasses reading a newspaper. The back ground is filled with lush bush covered hills, blue of a sea inlet, blue of the sky with a strip of fluffy white cumulous cloud.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua. Purchased, 1975.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
1975

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Accession Number:
1975/1/1