Friday, June 13, 2014

Grey matter

On Friday 20 September 1989 Julian Dashper signed and dated his painting The grey in Grey Lynn. After some time in a private collection it ended up at Te Papa who purchased it at a Webb’s auction. About a month after Julian finished the painting we were in his studio and he started talking about the painting in one of those obsessive, humorous detailed monologues he sometimes dropped into. As we had a video camera with us we made a recording that recently turned up in one of our files. We’ve put that together with a heap of other information we had on the work in a short illustrated piece that tells you everything we know about that one object. You can check out  all this on OTN/STUDIO in the stories section on the far right of the menu bar.

Image: Julian Dashper holding Pink bananas, behind him The grey in Grey Lynn