Richard Killeen

Monkey's revenge

Monkey's revenge by Richard Killeen
Monkey's revenge by Richard Killeen

Artwork Detail

The arrangements of Richard Killeen’s cut-outs are never static. The collections of images come from the artist with the instruction: ‘Hang in any order.’ This freedom from compositional hierarchy draws attention to the way we read and create a visual language. In Monkey’s Revenge, Charles Darwin

and an ammonite fossil rub shoulders with an armoured helmet and a high-rise building. History is here, as is technology and evolution. Killeen operates like a filter, sifting through a bewildering diversity of images – quoting, rearranging and

offering up history for evaluation.

Monkey's revenge
Production date
pencil, acrylic and collage on aluminium
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1987
Accession no
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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