North Star

Richard Killeen, Artist

This is one of the painting assemblages in our collection. It was made in 1979. The place where it was made is unknown.
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About the Work
Richard Killeen’s cut-outs can be hung in any arrangement. He intends works like this to be “more democratic… than conventional framed painting.” This leaves the viewer free to interpret the relationship between the shapes depending on their own associations and their experiences and to form their own stories about the work.
Jennifer Taylor Moore, Curator of Collections for exhibition 'Beyond the Frame', 2018
Measurements
A- Penguin - 443 x 210mm
B- Bird -230 x 255mm
C-Star-133 x 133mm
D- Dolphin 85 x 250mm
E- V shape 285x175mm
F- Fish bone 457x248mm
Media
acrylic lacquer on aluminium
Description
6 different coloured aluminium shapes arranged on the wall as the installer wishes, shapes include: penguin, bird, star, A shape, dolphin and fish spine shape
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 1979.
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
Nov 1979

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Accession Number:
1979/14/1A-F