Imagine standing in front of Van der Velden’s Dutch Funeral, or Michael Parekowhai’s Chapman’s Homer, listening to the curator talk intimately about the work. Experience the detail: see Woollaston’s squally brushstrokes, the glinting copper surface of The Physician, the sparkle of Zina Swanson’s intricate glasswork. 101 brings the art experience to the page.
In this large, beautifully presented book, we showcase 101 treasures from the collection – paintings, drawings, sculpture, film and photographs that stand out in a line-up of New Zealand’s most significant collected works. Enjoy thoughtful, conversational texts by Lara Strongman, Ken Hall, Felicity Milburn, Nathan Pohio, Peter Vangioni and Jenny Harper – written to feel as if the reader is standing with the curator in front of the painting. Also includes insightful interviews with artists and curators.
Designed by award-winning artist and designer Aaron Beehre, this is the art book to buy this year!
Published with the generous assistance of the Life Members of the Friends of Christchurch Art Gallery, and with funding from Christchurch City Council and the Friends of Christchurch Art Gallery.