Paul Gibbs

Paul Gibbs Archive

Paul Gibbs Archive by Paul Gibbs

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Paul Gibbs (b. 1953) is a British artist who resided in New Zealand receiving a Diploma in Fine Arts from Elam c.1974. The sculpture comprising this archive was untitled by the artist but described as "a field of phalluses". When the artwork was displayed as part of an open day featuring students' work at Elam in August of 1974, a member of the public took exception to it, trying to destroy it and laid a complaint with the police. The work was confiscated but no prosecution resulted.

Paul Gibbs Archive
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E H McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gifts of Diana Lee-Gobbitt, 1984 and Denis Cohn, 2003
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Research Library
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Not on display

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