Max Oettli

René Wilson, Princes St, Auckland

René Wilson, Princes St, Auckland by Max Oettli

Artwork Detail

In photographing a shadow of himself along with his friend René Wilson outside the Hotel Intercontinental in Princes Street, Auckland, Max Oettli created one of the more complex self-portraits made in New Zealand during the 1970s. By standing still in the middle of the street to have their photograph taken between 2 bars of light, René collaborates in a simple and amusing partnership with the artist. The composition’s use of a partially demolished building to emphasizes the way Oettli can compose using silhouettes.

René Wilson, Princes St, Auckland
Max Oettli
Production date
gelatin silver print
291 x 202 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2014
Accession no
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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