Prosper Northland Trust is excited to announce the release of a new art work by legendary NZ artist Dick Frizzell. Entitled “Hommage à Hundertwasser”, Dick has produced this fine art screen print especially to help raise funds for the project.
The image of an abstract Tiki drawn in Hundertwasser style has been approved by the Hundertwasser Foundation in Vienna as well as the Wairau Māori Art Gallery Board. Both have congratulated Dick on his generous gift or koha to the project. All proceeds from the sale of this print will go to the build.
“The HAC project is all about Whangarei, Māori and Hundertwasser, so I wanted to produce an image that had all these elements in it using lively Hundertwasser colours”, Dick said.
It was Hundertwasser’s express wish that the two galleries, the Hundertwasser and the Wairau, be housed under the same roof. He felt it would be a great basis for conversation, co-operation and understanding between Pakeha and Māori with art as the subject.
In response to Dick’s latest Tiki image, members of the Wairau Māori Art Gallery Board have stated, ”Image making by Pakeha of Māori has often been contentious. While most accept Gottfried Lindauer’s portrayals of our ancestors in the Māori paintings, others might have different views in relation to contemporary art practice by Pakeha artists. The HAC and WMAG thus provide a platform for these kinds of discussions…” (full statement at the bottom of the page)
Whangarei Tiki is a limited edition screen print of 150 copies, each hand numbered, titled, signed and dated by Dick himself. It is printed on a full sheet of Fabriano Artistico, Italian fine art paper by Artrite Screenprinting of Auckland, meaures 76 X 56 cms and sells for $1,150.