The Clothes Line (in a Canterbury Nor'wester)

Philip Clairmont, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand in 1973.
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About the Work
Philip Clairmont was an expressionist painter. Clairmont was influenced by the ‘psychedelic' culture which affected the way he approached art and the state of mind he preferred to be in while making his artwork. A trademark of his is the infusion of chaos and energy into everyday objects, such as a clothes line.
1117 x 902 mm
oil & painted fabric collage on board
Multi-coloured expressionist painting of a clothesline that appears to be spinning with fabric flying outwards. There are collaged fabric pieces applied on and in the paint surface.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1975.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
06 Mar 1975



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