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Colour is an Abstraction

Colour is an Abstraction
Imi Knoebel
AAMIII 2013
Chartwell Collection
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2014

Exhibition Details

Enjoy the dynamism of works from the Auckland Art Gallery and Chartwell Collections in Colour is an Abstraction, and reflect on how international artists have explored colour in the late 20th and 21st centuries.

The exhibition includes works by the Australian artist John Nixon collected over the last 30 years and installed by the artist on a background of his colour palette. The explorative and multifaceted contemplations of these artists challenge traditional boundaries and encourage contemplation on the social and psychological role of colour.

Date
Curated by
Natasha Conland and Dr Zara Stanhope
Location
Level 1 exhibition spaces
Cost
Free entry

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Homage to the Square I - S L XX 111 b
Homage to the Square I - S L XX 111 b

Josef Albers

On display

Production date
1973
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
443 x 443 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975
Accession no
1975/32/2
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Cross Over
Cross Over

Jack Bush

On display

Production date
1974
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
889 x 666 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Institute of Contemporary Prints, 1976
Accession no
1976/57/9
Cross Over

Jack Bush

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Three and Blue Loop
Three and Blue Loop

Jack Bush

On display

Production date
1971
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
851 x 641 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Institute of Contemporary Prints, 1976
Accession no
1976/57/8
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On display

White Flip
White Flip

Jack Bush

On display

Production date
1974
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
889 x 660 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Institute of Contemporary Prints, 1976
Accession no
1976/57/10
White Flip

Jack Bush

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Roly-Poly-Tower-and-Sky
Roly-Poly-Tower-and-Sky

Michael Challenger

On display

Production date
1969
Medium
serigraph
Size (h x w)
965 x 685 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1971
Accession no
1971/9/2
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For A Brown Magician
For A Brown Magician

Alan Davie

On display

Production date
1970
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1219 x 1524 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
1970/29
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Self Portrait (Stencil)
Self Portrait (Stencil)

Jim Dine

On display

Production date
1970
Medium
stencil, collage
Size (h x w)
1524 x 1016 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1975
Accession no
1975/54
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Arc D
Arc D

Gordon House

On display

Production date
1971
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
1022 x 698 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Institute of Contemporary Prints, 1976
Accession no
1976/57/30/2
Arc D

Gordon House

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Arc A
Arc A

Gordon House

On display

Production date
1971
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
1016 x 698 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Institute of Contemporary Prints, 1976
Accession no
1976/57/30/1
Arc A

Gordon House

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Circle E
Circle E

Gordon House

On display

Production date
1971
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
1022 x 698 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Institute of Contemporary Prints, 1976
Accession no
1976/57/31
Circle E

Gordon House

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Triangle D
Triangle D

Gordon House

On display

Production date
1971
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
1022 x 698 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Institute of Contemporary Prints 1976
Accession no
1976/57/33/2
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Triangle A
Triangle A

Gordon House

On display

Production date
1971
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
1022 x 698 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Institute of Contemporary Prints, 1976
Accession no
1976/57/33/1
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Triangle G
Triangle G

Gordon House

On display

Production date
1971
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
1022 x 698 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Institute of Contemporary Prints, 1976
Accession no
1976/57/33/3
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Circular Shift
Circular Shift

Richard Larter

On display

Production date
1983
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
1800 x 1580 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1984
Accession no
1984/59
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On display

Chance and Order IV
Chance and Order IV

Kenneth Martin

On display

Production date
1972
Medium
screenprint
Size (h x w)
686 x 686 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1983
Accession no
1983/52
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On display

Odeon II
Odeon II

William Scott

On display

Production date
1966
Medium
colour lithograph
Size (h x w)
495 x 622 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
1970/21/1
Odeon II

William Scott

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Women's ceremonies at Winparrku
Women's ceremonies at Winparrku

Maxie Tjampitjinpa

On display

Production date
circa 1988
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
120 x 910 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1988
Accession no
1988/37/2
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(Tingarri Dreaming)
(Tingarri Dreaming)

Gideon Tjupurrula

On display

Production date
1988
Medium
acrylic on canvas
Size (h x w)
1350 x 910 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1988
Accession no
1988/36/4
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AAMIII
AAMIII

Imi Knoebel

On display

Production date
2013
Medium
hand coloured acrylic on paper
Size (h x w)
615 x 920 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/6
AAMIII

Imi Knoebel

On display

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Pop Goes The Weezel
Pop Goes The Weezel

Dale Frank

On display

Production date
1989
Medium
acrylic on printed cotton
Size (h x w)
3000 x 2010 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1989
Accession no
C1994/1/332
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On display

Untitled (Good)
Untitled (Good)

David Shrigley

On display

Production date
2015
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1600 x 1200 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2015
Accession no
C2015/1/4
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After Ellsworth Kelly
After Ellsworth Kelly

Elizabeth Newman

On display

Production date
2006
Medium
fabric
Size (h x w)
1540 x 1110 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2013
Accession no
C2013/1/42/2.1-2
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Black Came In
Black Came In

Helen Frankenthaler

On display

Production date
1965-1966
Medium
acrylic on canvas (blue tinted canvas)
Size (h x w)
1752 x 711 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1970
Accession no
1970/28
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Five Block Row
Five Block Row

Ronald Davis

On display

Production date
1974
Medium
screenprint (25 colour)
Size (h x w)
311 x 666 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1979
Accession no
1979/50/1
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Mono Rojo
Mono Rojo

Chris Ofili

On display

Production date
2000
Medium
acrylic, polyester resin, paper collage, glitter, map pins and elephant dung on canvas
Size (h x w)
1825 x 1219 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from a private collection through Victoria Miro, London
Accession no
L2017/7.1-3
Mono Rojo

Chris Ofili

On display

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Block Painting (Brown Triangle on White) 1993
Block Painting (Brown Triangle on White) 1993

John Nixon

On display

Production date
1993
Medium
enamel on canvas board
Size (h x w)
114 x 114 x 45 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1993
Accession no
C1994/1/417
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Block Painting (Black Cross on Red) 1993
Block Painting (Black Cross on Red) 1993

John Nixon

On display

Production date
1993
Medium
enamel on cardboard
Size (h x w)
152 x 151 x 45 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1993
Accession no
C1994/1/416
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Orange monochrome with two colours
Orange monochrome with two colours

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2002
Medium
enamel on MDF
Size (h x w)
910 x 610 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2003
Accession no
C2003/1/30
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Orange monochrome with four colours
Orange monochrome with four colours

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2001
Medium
enamel on MDF
Size (h x w)
610 x 610 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2003
Accession no
C2003/1/31
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EPW:O
EPW:O

John Nixon

On display

Production date
1995
Medium
mixed media on canvasboard
Size (h x w)
280 x 280 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2003
Accession no
C2003/1/32
EPW:O

John Nixon

On display

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Not on display

Black Orange + Silver
Black Orange + Silver

John Nixon

Production date
2002
Medium
enamel on MDF on canvas stretcher
Size (h x w)
305 x 255 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2005
Accession no
C2005/1/6
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Polychrome Painting
Polychrome Painting

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2006
Medium
enamel and acrylic on MDF
Size (h x w)
605 x 460 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2007
Accession no
C2007/1/8
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Untitled II
Untitled II

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2006
Medium
enamel on MDF
Size (h x w)
450 x 600 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2007
Accession no
C2007/1/33
Untitled II

John Nixon

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Untitled - Colour Group E (Random)
Untitled - Colour Group E (Random)

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2008
Medium
enamel on MDF
Size (h x w)
600 x 1800 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2010
Accession no
C2009/1/39
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Colour Group C I, 2007 (In Memory of Julian Dashper 1960 to 2009)
Colour Group C I, 2007 (In Memory of Julian Dashper 1960 to 2009)

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2010
Medium
enamel on MDF
Size (h x w)
460 x 600 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2010
Accession no
C2010/1/26/2
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1A/1B
1A/1B

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2009
Medium
enamel on MDF
Size (h x w)
450 x 600 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2010
Accession no
C2010/1/26/1.1-2
1A/1B

John Nixon

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Silver Mountains #2
Silver Mountains #2

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2009
Medium
enamel on canvas
Size (h x w)
450 x 600 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2011
Accession no
C2011/1/17.1-2
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UNTITLED (group 1 B)
UNTITLED (group 1 B)

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2013
Medium
enamel on canvas
Size (h x w)
580 x 600 x 295 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/30.1-2
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Silver Monochrome
Silver Monochrome

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2004
Medium
enamel on plywood
Size (h x w)
2400 x 1500 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/2
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Self Portrait: Non objective composition (Night)
Self Portrait: Non objective composition (Night)

John Nixon

On display

Production date
1987
Medium
enamel and eggshell on Masonite
Size (h x w)
1800 x 1200 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/3
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Self Portrait: Non objective composition (Night)
Self Portrait: Non objective composition (Night)

John Nixon

On display

Production date
1987
Medium
enamel and eggshell on Masonite
Size (h x w)
1800 x 1200 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/4
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Block Painting: Green Circle
Block Painting: Green Circle

John Nixon

On display

Production date
1992
Medium
Perspex and acrylic on canvas board
Size (h x w)
125 x 125 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/6
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Block Painting: Cream Monochrome
Block Painting: Cream Monochrome

John Nixon

On display

Production date
1992
Medium
enamel on hessian on cardboard
Size (h x w)
100 x 100 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/9
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Block Painting: Yellow Monochrome
Block Painting: Yellow Monochrome

John Nixon

On display

Production date
1993
Medium
felt on cardboard
Size (h x w)
100 x 100 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/10
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Silver Monochrome
Silver Monochrome

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2003
Medium
enamel on hessian
Size (h x w)
380 x 310 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/15
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Orange Monochrome with Pale Blue (for Emma)
Orange Monochrome with Pale Blue (for Emma)

John Nixon

On display

Production date
1996
Medium
enamel on Masonite
Size (h x w)
205 x 150 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/16
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Silver Monochrome
Silver Monochrome

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2003
Medium
enamel on hessian
Size (h x w)
210 x 270 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/22
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Orange Test Painting
Orange Test Painting

John Nixon

On display

Production date
1999
Medium
enamel and paper with rubber stamp (EPW) on plywood
Size (h x w)
340 x 340 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/23
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Orange Test Painting
Orange Test Painting

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2000
Medium
mixed media on plywood
Size (h x w)
330 x 330 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/24
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Orange Test Painting
Orange Test Painting

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2002
Medium
mixed media on cardboard
Size (h x w)
310 x 310 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/25
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Orange and Red Cross
Orange and Red Cross

John Nixon

On display

Production date
1996
Medium
enamel on plywood
Size (h x w)
460 x 460 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/27
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Orange Monochrome with White
Orange Monochrome with White

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2000
Medium
enamel on canvas
Size (h x w)
430 x 430 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/28
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Model Painting
Model Painting

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2000
Medium
enamel on canvas
Size (h x w)
850 x 850 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/29
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Black Square
Black Square

John Nixon

On display

Production date
1986
Medium
enamel and acrylic on Masonite
Size (h x w)
900 x 600 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/31
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Red and Black Cross
Red and Black Cross

John Nixon

On display

Production date
1986
Medium
acrylic on hessian
Size (h x w)
690 x 565 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/38
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Brown and White Cross
Brown and White Cross

John Nixon

On display

Production date
1986
Medium
enamel and acrylic on hessian
Size (h x w)
700 x 635 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/39
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Polychrome Painting, Colour Group B Part I
Polychrome Painting, Colour Group B Part I

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2007
Medium
enamel on MDF
Size (h x w)
450 x 600 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/40/1
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Polychrome Painting, Colour Group B Part II
Polychrome Painting, Colour Group B Part II

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2007
Medium
enamel on MDF
Size (h x w)
450 x 600 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/40/2
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Polychrome Painting Part A
Polychrome Painting Part A

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2009
Medium
enamel on MDF
Size (h x w)
450 x 600 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/41/1
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Polychrome Painting Part B
Polychrome Painting Part B

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2009
Medium
enamel on MDF
Size (h x w)
450 x 600 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/41/2
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Orange Monochrome with White
Orange Monochrome with White

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2003
Medium
enamel on MDF
Size (h x w)
600 x 900 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/42
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Silver Monochrome
Silver Monochrome

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2015
Medium
enamel on hessian
Size (h x w)
300 x 230 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2015
Accession no
C2015/1/27/1
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Untitled (AUK)
Untitled (AUK)

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2015
Medium
mixed materials on canvas
Size (h x w)
360 x 270 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2015
Accession no
C2015/1/27/2
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Untitled
Untitled

John Nixon

On display

Production date
2015
Medium
enamel and mixed materials on canvas
Size (h x w)
470 x 350 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2015
Accession no
C2015/1/27/3
Untitled

John Nixon

On display

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Untitled
Untitled

John Nixon

On display

Production date
1993
Medium
enamel, mallet and coins on hardboard, newspaper, paper and metal
Size (h x w)
1900 x 3500 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1997
Accession no
C1997/1/23/1-6
Untitled

John Nixon

On display

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Orange Monochrome
Orange Monochrome

John Nixon

On display

Production date
1999
Medium
enamel on baked enamel
Size (h x w)
425 x 385 x 30 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000
Accession no
C2000/1/2
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Orange Monochrome
Orange Monochrome

John Nixon

On display

Production date
1999
Medium
enamel on masonite
Size (h x w)
560 x 560 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000
Accession no
C2000/1/3
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Orange Monochrome
Orange Monochrome

John Nixon

On display

Production date
1999
Medium
enamel on customwood
Size (h x w)
445 x 380 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2000
Accession no
C2000/1/4
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On display

Block Painting: White Circle
Block Painting: White Circle

John Nixon

On display

Production date
1993
Medium
felt, sand and acrylic on canvas board
Size (h x w)
125 x 125 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/7
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Red and Black Cross
Red and Black Cross

John Nixon

On display

Production date
Unknown
Medium
enamel on poster paper
Size (h x w)
820 x 610 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the artist, 2014
Accession no
C2014/1/32/33
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Black Monochrome With Violin
Black Monochrome With Violin

John Nixon

On display

Production date
1993
Medium
enamel and violin on hardboard
Size (h x w)
1800 x 1200 x 150 mm
Credit line
Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 1997
Accession no
C1997/1/21