Tuesday 8 December 2020
Upside Crown: The Paul Hartigan Collection of Crown Lynn Ceramics
5:30PM 3 Abbey Street, Newton, Auckland
Paul Hartigan has been a key figure in New Zealand art for over four decades. His pop art images are among the most iconic and enduring images in New Zealand visual culture, and his large-scale commissioned neon works such as Colony (2004) on Symonds Street in Auckland, and Pathfinder (1997) on the exterior of the Govett-Brewster Gallery in New Plymouth, are among the country’s most loved public artworks. Hartigan is also a passionate and eclectic collector of cultural artefacts.
Art+Object is delighted to present ‘Upside Crown: The Paul Hartigan Collection of Crown Lynn Ceramics’. Comprising of over 100 pieces and focused predominantly on the iconic white, slip-cast designs of the company’s popular post-war consumer culture years, Hartigan’s collection has been lovingly compiled over forty years. It includes many of the shapes and designs New Zealanders have grown to love and cherish and which have become iconic signifiers of New Zealand popular culture.