Fathers' Day Flowers

Teuane Tibbo, Artist

This is one of the paintings in our collection. It was made in 1965. The place where it was made is unknown.
About the Work
It’s a quirky and poignant work and the kiwis on the vases brings a smile to my face. Tibbo often used symmetry and mirror-image techniques in her works, and she’s pulled it off nicely here. I’m sure there are hidden levels of meaning in the work in relationship to her father (it was rumoured that Robert Louis Stevenson was Tibbo’s secret father, but this has been roundly rejected), which adds to the intrigue behind the work. It’s worth a visit to the Sarjeant Gallery to see it in person.
- Graham Fletcher 'My Choice' April 2021
Gallery Note: This painting is not currently on display at Sarjeant on the Quay however it can be seen as part of the exhibition 'Stars start falling' on display at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery / Len Lye Centre, New Plymouth 22 May - 15 August 2021; and at Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery, Titirangi 18 September - 5 December 2021
Measurements
Image 590 x 895mm
Frame 630 x 930 x 25mm
Media
oil on hardboard
Description
Painting of two brown vases side by side filled with flowers, background is green
Credit Line
On long term loan to the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Collection of the Allen Maddox estate, 2000
Collection Type
Loans
Acquisition Date
31 Jul 1998

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Accession Number:
L1998/40/42

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