Peter Peryer, Artist

This is one of the photographs in our collection. It was made in Whanganui, Whanganui Region, New Zealand in 2002.
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About the Work
"This photo is a close-up of a marble copy of a Greek statue. I don't know where the original is, but this copy is one of two that are in NZ. One is in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery and this one is in the Sarjeant Gallery in Wanganui.
I was pleased with this image, and printed it up an [sic] edition which I released onto the market. Some viewers were a little puzzled by the figures in the photo, being unsure whether they were real or not. One person even asked me which one was me! Unfortunately I think that he was joking."
- Peter Peryer, online blog 29 Jan 2007 https://peryer.co.nz/3045-2/
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Image 393 x 302mm
silver gelatin print on paper
Black and white photograph showing a close-up view of two men wrestling. Their bodies are entwined and all that is visible is the elbow and upper chest of the lower figure as well as the thigh and buttock of the upper figure. The figures are well defined with muscles and tendons in visible relief.
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Purchased, 2002
Collection Type
Permanent collection
Acquisition Date
11 Jul 2002



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