John Fields

John Allen, Rangitoto, Auckland

John Allen, Rangitoto, Auckland by John Fields

Artwork Detail

John Fields made his portrait of John Allen, Rangitoto, Auckland in 1974. It results from a fortuitous moment when both men were swimming off Milford Beach at Auckland's North Shore. Fields realised that a mesmerizing combination of a low-slung cumulus cloud, the distant peak of the volcanic Rangitito Island and John Allen's own bobbing head constructed a memorable and surreal image.

Title
John Allen, Rangitoto, Auckland
Artist/creator
Production date
1974
Medium
gelatin silver print, toned with selenium
Dimensions
193 x 120 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2009
Accession no
2009/4
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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