• Leigh Martin
  • Gretchen Albrecht
  • Matt Arbuckle
  • Basil Beattie
  • Ann Shelton
  • Robin White
  • Marie Le Lievre

‘It was a dark night and there were no lights [...] or anything at all except the dark pavement moving through the landscape of the flats, rimmed by hills in the distance [...] The drive was a revealing experience. The road and much of the landscape was artificial, and yet it couldn’t be called a work of art. On the other hand it did something for me that art had never done [...] its effect was to liberate me from many of the views I had had about art [...] There is no way you can frame it, you just have to experience it.’

Artist Tony Smith’s account of a nocturnal car ride on the unfinished New Jersey Turnpike quoted by Michael Fried in Art and Objecthood, first published in Artforum in 1967.

Opening Hours

  • Tuesday – Friday 11am – 5pm
  • Saturday 11am – 3pm


  • 16 Putiki Street
  • Auckland 1021