Don Driver

Large brass

Large brass by Don Driver

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Don Driver is a formidable and risk-taking artist. This relief mixes classical art techniques (chased and patinated brass) with ironic and transitory effects (metal treated as if it is merely folded and twirled cardboard). This relief could be placed outside as a wall sculpture, yet it has always been seen in inside.

The mixture of toughened fragility and impermanent strength is a feature of Driver’s sculpture of the period. The colour and texture of this sculpture has a warmth and a coolness treated as if they are engaged in a perpetual conversation. (New Visions, 2001)

Title
Large brass
Artist/creator
Production date
1966
Medium
brass relief
Dimensions
1149 x 1127 mm
Inscription
on verso; Don Driver
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1966
Accession no
1966/8
Other ID
66/18 Old Accession Number
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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