Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Matthews collection destroyed

News just in of a devastating fire that has completely destroyed John Matthews’s home in Omata near New Plymouth. John who is known best in the art world for his work with Len Lye and the Len Lye Foundation was also a passionate collector of contemporary New Zealand art. The loss of such a large collection is obviously tragic. Early reports are of a massive fire that extended beyond the house taking with it some of the large scale sculptures in the collection.

10.42pm: News update here