Thursday, July 17, 2014


It’s auction season and that means auction catalogues. So here’s our annual quiz, this time based on the catalogue entries for Webb’s Important paintings and contemporary art sale on 31 July. Answers here on OTN STUFF.

Who made an art work that is -
“Monumental and extremely important”
“Highly revered”
“Irritating, strange yet very familiar”
“Profoundly important”
“A subtle political statement that urges its audience to look past the smooth veneers of the modern world”
“Approachable yet cryptic”
“An intense cocktail of vivid colours”
“About the communicative potential of the creative act”

Whose painting has -
“An idyllic eloquent tranquility”
“A strong sense of the transcendent”
“A fresh and improvisational feeling”
“A newfound understanding of the gravity and implications of the human gesture”
“An eerie yet beguiling quality”

Who created -
“A career defining masterpiece”
“A deeply enigmatic work”

Who has -
“A profound but highly personal perspective”
“Inherent spirituality”

Who is -
 “One of New Zealand’s most voracious appropriators”
“Inviting the viewer to gaze upon he façade of a world driven by industrial production”
“Creating imagery in which slight of hand is incorporated into the artistic process”