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Auckland Art Gallery holds a large and significant permanent collection of New Zealand art. Alongside historic, modern and contemporary New Zealand art, we care for and display outstanding works by Māori and Pacific Island artists, as well as international paintings, sculptures and prints ranging in date from the 11th century to the present day.

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Collection Set: In memory of Billy Apple® (1935-2021)

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Bartered
Bartered

Billy Apple®

Production date
1986
Medium
pencil on screenprint on paper
Size (h x w)
765 x 570 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1986
Accession no
C1994/1/192
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Solo Fixie
Solo Fixie

Billy Apple®

Production date
2011
Medium
automotive paint and vinyl graphics on custom-built fixed-gear bicycle
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Accession no
C2012/1/15/4
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Billy Apple Bleaching with Lady Clairol Instant Crème Whip, November 1962
Billy Apple Bleaching with Lady Clairol Instant Crème Whip, November 1962

Billy Apple®

Production date
1962
Medium
gold-toned silver gelatin print with screen-printed text
Size (h x w)
408 x 575 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2015
Accession no
2015/20
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Apple's Blend - the divine proportion
Apple's Blend - the divine proportion

Billy Apple®

Production date
2004
Medium
millers blended and roasted coffee beans, foil bag
Size (h x w)
80 x 80 x 40 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2005
Accession no
C2005/1/11/1
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2 minutes 33 seconds
2 minutes 33 seconds

Billy Apple®

Production date
1962
Medium
painted bronze cast from the original 1962 mould
Size (h x w)
140 x 355 x 153 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist with assistance from Alan Gibbs and Jenny Gibbs, 1991
Accession no
1991/27
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Red Apple
Red Apple

Billy Apple®

Production date
1997
Medium
letterpress and pencil
Size (h x w)
389 x 573 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1997
Accession no
1997/33
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Cash Only 1/2 Price
Cash Only 1/2 Price

Billy Apple®

Production date
1984-1990
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
2100 x 1551 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1991
Accession no
C1994/1/355
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Addendum to 'Subtraction' The Given as an Art-Political Statement
Addendum to 'Subtraction' The Given as an Art-Political Statement

Billy Apple®

Production date
1998
Medium
gelatin silver print and screenprint on card
Size (h x w)
295 x 480 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1998
Accession no
1998/38
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Self-portraits (Apple Sees Red on Green)
Self-portraits (Apple Sees Red on Green)

Billy Apple®

Production date
1962-1963
Medium
offset photo-lithography on primed linen
Size (h x w)
1020 x 770 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2018
Accession no
2018/12
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Rainbow
Rainbow

Billy Apple®

Production date
1965
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
603 x 508 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975
Accession no
1975/43
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Atlanta
Atlanta

Billy Apple®

Production date
1988
Medium
screenprint on steel
Size (h x w)
34 x 56 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Les Fletcher in memory of Shirley Fletcher, 1994
Accession no
1994/46
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Complimentary
Complimentary

Billy Apple®

Production date
1990
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
2112 x 1551 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1981
Accession no
C1994/1/356

Collection Set: Spring

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Jeanne or Spring
Jeanne or Spring

Edouard Manet

Production date
1882
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
155 x 107 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1956
Accession no
1956/25/2
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Spring Clouds
Spring Clouds

Carl Geissler

Production date
1949
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
248 x 315 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr Alan Taylor, 1979
Accession no
1979/29/2
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Kowhai – Sophora microphylla or sophora chathamica
Kowhai – Sophora microphylla or sophora chathamica

Fanny Osborne

Production date
late 19th century-early 20th century
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, bequest of Mrs S M M Nicol, 2015
Accession no
M2015/24/30
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Tui over kauri, Te Henga
Tui over kauri, Te Henga

Don Binney

Production date
1966
Medium
oil and acrylic on board
Size (h x w)
1050 x 540 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Wellington, 2003
Accession no
2003/49
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Treasure Ship, Spring Goddess
Treasure Ship, Spring Goddess

Mayumi Oda

Production date
1976
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
912 x 612 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1977
Accession no
1977/29/1
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Spring in the Marne Valley
Spring in the Marne Valley

Rhona Haszard

Production date
circa 1927
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
463 x 552 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist's father, 1933
Accession no
1933/5
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Spring, Ruby Bay
Spring, Ruby Bay

Colin McCahon

Production date
1945
Medium
oil on cardboard
Size (h x w)
680 x 459 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1986
Accession no
1986/11
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Promo Vere (Spring)
Promo Vere (Spring)

Helmut Grieshaber

Production date
1965
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
673 x 508 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1966
Accession no
1966/25/5
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Spring rain
Spring rain

Jean Horsley

Production date
1983
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
480 x 600 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1993
Accession no
1993/35/1
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Three Girls Beneath Flowering Apple Tree
Three Girls Beneath Flowering Apple Tree

Kate Greenaway

Production date
late 19th century
Medium
colour lithograph
Size (h x w)
91 x 93 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
U/94/1
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Girl arranging flowers
Girl arranging flowers

Caspar Netscher

Production date
1683
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
479 x 393 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Sir George Grey, 1883
Accession no
1887/1/23
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Vase of flowers
Vase of flowers

Teuane Tibbo

Production date
circa 1965
Medium
acrylic on board
Size (h x w)
505 x 607 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Denis Cohn and Bil Vernon, 2005
Accession no
2005/30