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  • Chris Waugh,

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    Not quite as honest as my last photo. I doubt you'd find any old antiques in this market these days. Lots of brand new ones, though. Having said that, I do love sifting through the books section, many of those are actually used, at least, if not quite antique. Great for chinoiserie, though.

    Beijing • Since Jan 2007 • 2157 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    Askewone has a new wall to paint. Tribute to Ralph Hotere, from a Marti Friedlander photograph.

    Sorry all, I’ve been neglecting you.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW, in reply to JacksonP,

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    Tribute to Ralph Hotere

    I’m pleased to see more recognition of Ralph Hotere here, thanks Jackson. And Askewone – he’s done something extraordinary, for me at least. If I may show the key part of his source image from Marti Friedlander’s 1978 photo –

    Then the corresponding part of Askewone’s tribute – I note he’s made an upward pointed arrow from the ridge of Hotere’s nose and faintly shadowed brow furrow, the subtlety of that broad furrow in the photo rendered sharp-edged, pointed and darker to make a distinct arrowhead.

    And that arrow matches the one I drew attention to in Black Phoenix II on
    the Summertime thread last week. Here a smaller version of the photo to emphasise the rounded form and arrow, the stainless steel panels that help define the arrow have details of their own. I suggested that the upthrust arrow being central in this Phoenix seems now an expression of Hotere’s art arising and living on in full vigour though the man is gone.

    And now Askewone has shown us an image of Hotere’s face matching Black Phoenix II, an extra layer embodying the man himself living on in his art.

    If Askewone managed this even somewhat intentionally – brilliant. If unintentionally – brilliant. Thanks.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 838 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    Interesting thought, Chris. I really like the way this is shining more light on one of our greatest artists.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • ChrisW,

    The magnificent large-format book 'Ralph Hotere'that Ron Sang published in 2008 is still available to shine more light too. I was most pleased to find it newly restocked in my local independent bookshop early this week, missed it first time round.

    Gisborne • Since Apr 2009 • 838 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

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    The Hotere wall in progress.

    And Askew with Olivia, who seemed to be there attending to business a lot of the time.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18991 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Nora Leggs,

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    Not grey now....

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2315 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley,

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    Signs as Art On The Street? I have always liked this one on the corner of Milford Rd and Craig Rd ... it's been a while since any mini golf was played there ...

    Maungawhau • Since Dec 2006 • 175 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Jonathan Ganley,

    Missing links...

    it’s been a while since any mini golf was played there …

    ...flogging a dead course?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5071 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    …flogging a dead course?

    or an outbreak of club foot?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2315 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    A bit of double posting......

    but here is the evidence of the club foot outbreak....

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2315 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

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    Work in progress at a famous spot. Many of you will recognise the reference.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 18991 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Wellesley Street

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2315 posts Report Reply

  • Jarno van der Linden, in reply to Jarno van der Linden,

    Signage art long covered up, briefly re-revealed, before soon being demolished.

    Amazingly, someone has gone through a lot of trouble and money to preserve this sign. It was carefully braced, lifted, and hauled off in one piece this week. To where I do not know.

    Nelson • Since Oct 2007 • 70 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to JacksonP,

    Silo park, again

    that structure has improved so much since last time I was down there

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16794 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley,

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    More popular than Jesus ... John Lennon at the K Rd Rockshop.

    Maungawhau • Since Dec 2006 • 175 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley,

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    Art on the berm … installations that address consumerism and disposability can pop up anywhere …

    Maungawhau • Since Dec 2006 • 175 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

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    Bit late to this, but a whole lot of new street art has gone up around K’Rd over last month as part of All Fresco. These from Cross St. Check out map for locations of the rest.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Jonathan Ganley,

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    Berm wails...

    ...installations that address consumerism
    and disposability

    I'll see your 'Pre-owned Windpower Sucks'
    and raise you a 'Modern Street Education Interface"

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5071 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    Away with the Faireys...
    I know this New Brighton wall has been posted elsewhere in PAS, but it deserves a presence in the Street Art thread as well, I think...

    art by Bex Gibbs (of the Suffra-jests)
    after Shepard Fairey of OBEY & Obama fame

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5071 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    another roadside attraction...
    Meanwhile down south a ways, in that Tiny Emirate Manufacturing Useful Kaolithic Artefacts, (aka Temuka)...

    'Stele' by Helm Ruifrok - 'inspired by the challenge of life, DNA spirals and optical effects. We live in exciting times, yet we are still human beings and find life challenging."

    Here roadside art is supported and watched over by the locals - The Jolly Potter publican popped over when he saw us taking photos, to say that it usually looks better, with a glowing spiral curve but vandals have knocked it out of whack, but he has them on his CCTV, and is working towards getting it fixed properly, heartening to see that level of community engagement.
    (this particular installation was sponsored by locally-owned electricity distribution grid network, Alpine Energy.

    This was part of the 2009 Meridian Heartland Sculpture Challenge, one hopes a half sold-off Meridian will still be supporting the local arts community, further down the track...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5071 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

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    nasal retentive...
    Abandoned bar frontage, Manchester Street.
    Robbie Williams gets up my nose too,
    but with fronds like this, who needs enemas...

    I see someone else had a similar pic in The Press this week ...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5071 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Away with the Faireys…

    The bricks on the lower right make an excellent colour pallet. Good shots Ian.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2144 posts Report Reply

  • Jonathan Ganley, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    I’ll see your ‘Pre-owned Windpower Sucks’
    and raise you a ’Modern Street Education Interface”

    Now that really says something about the price of Fisher-Price.

    Maungawhau • Since Dec 2006 • 175 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Newmarket, new additions

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2315 posts Report Reply

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