Monday, May 21, 2012

Copy that

An OTN reader has sent in two more examples of ‘tribute’ wall works by Jan van der Ploeg that again uses Gordon Walters’s signature koru motif. In response to the images they note that it is difficult to accept these works as tributes to Walters when his name doesn't appear in any of the titles and is unlikely to be known outside NZ anyway. 

Fair point. We’ll swing it over from channeling to copycat. 

Images: Top, Jan van der Ploeg's Tribute 2012 exhibited in Collaborations & Interventions at the CCA Kunsthalle in Mallorca and bottom, Wall painting No. 328 Tribute-1  2012 in Virtual insanity at Fiedler Contemporary, Berlin