John Weeks

Precision carbon holder

Precision carbon holder by John Weeks

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This lathe for turning steel is transformed into a still life inside a factory. Its specific function as a finely tuned industrial instrument is alluded to by the geometric design on the wall. The cool tones of charcoal and grey are hugely strengthened by the contrasting effect of the background colour swatches. The textural effects are a brilliant addition to such a contemporary subject.

Title
Precision carbon holder
Artist/creator
Production date
1950
Medium
oil on board
Dimensions
552 x 755 mm
Inscription
John Weeks (l.r.)
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased with the aid of a grant from the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council of New Zealand, 1970
Accession no
1970/1/31
Other ID
1970/31 Old Accession Number
Copyright
Copyright Expired
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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