Stanley Palmer – Rocks and Sea

Winning Bid: $840.00

Stanley Palmer
Rocks and Sea, 1972
Bamboo engraving and lithograph, unframed. 675 x 540 mm 

Virtuosic and innovative, Palmer’s printmaking stretches to capacity pictorial space as well as the potential of his materials. Using a process involving the engraving of bamboo sheaths, Palmer’s rich prints often demonstrate multi-layered urban spaces dense with industry and crowded with lives lived. Valued at NZ$1,200.00

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Artist Bio:

Painter and printmaker Stanley Palmer is well known for his depictions of a rugged New Zealand landscape. Often featuring the coastline or off-shore islands, Palmer’s distinctive prints are produced through a combination of bamboo engraving and lithography. His early prints feature a signature fractured picture plane – a characteristic of working with bamboo. The artist has been exhibiting since 1958 and has exhibited widely in New Zealand and internationally.
In 2009 the book ‘East: Stanley Palmer’ was published by Craig Potton Publishing featuring a selection of works spanning four decades.
Stanley Palmer’s works feature in a number of collections including: Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand, The University of Auckland, City Art Gallery, Auckland, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth and the Robert McDougall Art Gallery, Christchurch. More info via Melanie Roger Gallery. 

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Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
e***********e October 5, 2020 10:05 pm $840.00
Auction started October 2, 2020 6:00 am