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Final weeks to see internationally acclaimed artworks

19 December, 2013

Final weeks to see internationally acclaimed artworks

There are only weeks left to view work by some of the art world’s biggest names in Auckland Art Gallery’s exhibition, A Puppet, a Pauper, a Pirate, a Poet, a Pawn and a King.

The exhibition, which closes on 27 January, shows work by Turner Prize winner Martin Boyce, German photographer Andreas Gursky, South African interdisciplinary artist William Kentridge, as well as German photographer Thomas Demand, African-American artist Kara Walker and the Polish painter Wilhelm Sasnal. Auckland Art Gallery is the first public institution to display this striking collection of internationally acclaimed contemporary art, which has been brought together from the private collection of Australian entrepreneur and art collector, Naomi Milgrom.

Borrowing its title from the lyrics of Frank Sinatra’s ‘That’s Life’”, the exhibition includes some of the artists’ most well-known works. From Andreas Gursky’s c-print, Untitled Vto Kara Walker’s video installation …calling me from the angry surface of some grey and threatening sea and Wilhelm Sasnal’s R.Oppenheim and His Brother, it stretches across drawing, video, photography and installation, and includes art that is being seen in New Zealand for the very first time.

A Puppet, a Pauper, a Pirate, a Poet, a Pawn and a King features 22 works and runs until 27 January 2014. Entry is free.

Auckland Art Gallery is open 10am – 5pm daily, except for Christmas Day.
For more information visit www.aucklandartgallery.com

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