Mickey to Tiki by Dick Frizzell
Fine Art PrintImage size in millimetres: 735 x 480 This print is a superb fine art reproduction. "Mickey to Tiki Tu Meke" is a wonderful print by one of New Zealand's favourite artists, Dick Frizzell. Frizzell has humourously morphed Mickey Mouse into the tiki, a New Zealand design icon. Dick Frizzell (1943- ) studied art at the Canterbury School of Arts from 1960-1964 before working in advertising. Frizzell left advertising to lecture at the Elam School of Fine Arts in Auckland. Dick's…
State houses: 1940s state-house family
A family pose outside their house in the Lower Hutt state-housing suburb of Taitā in 1949. The dwelling is actually a double unit (semi-detached), designed to look like a single unit. These were erected to save money. Most tenants vied for a single-unit dwelling because they represented the New ...
SIGN OF THE TIMES' (VERTICAL) - NZ kiwiana collage (canvas wall art / framed print)
Sign of the times is a layered photographic snapshot of the many urban and local superette signs that we identify as our Kiwi heritage.
Art New Zealand
ROBIN WHITE: A Buzzy Bee for Siulolovao (1977) screenprint. From article Some Contemporary New Zealand Printmakers and their Processes of Work by Andrew Bogle in Art New Zealand: (No issue number given).
Tiki: More than decor - a symbol
We believe there is now emerging a deeper meaning to New Zealanders buying prints of symbols like tiki and koru than just a superficial decor trend. This article is a call to critically examine a casual dismissal of the extensive use of the tiki motif in particular as just another (temporary) phase of a wider kiwiana trend in NZ art prints that will pass. More than just a decorative piece a tiki print first and foremost represents an ongoing connection to Aotearoa/New Zealand. When a tiki is…