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Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Prize



A large box was just delivered to my door. I was on the phone to a friend and the 'doorbell' barked twice only. The courier man must have run away quickly.
Inside was an art book about and by the New Zealand artist Dick Frizzell, and a letter saying I had won it in a draw with my new subscription to the magazine 'Art News New Zealand'.
What excitement! I've had a quick glance through, and didn't realise the range of work Dick has done. (Note I'm on a first-name basis with him already). I'm going to enjoy this.
On the work on the cover a phrase has caught my eye:
"Live clean and let your works be seen."
Sums it all up really. I may make it my motto. Thanks Dick.

11 comments:

  1. Very nice! I never win a thing!

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  2. I love this book and nearly bought it for my artist son for his birthday, but in the end we bought him something else - Your post reminds me that I should get myself a copy!

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  3. What a lovely way to start the day!

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  4. An eye-catching and deliberately "rough" or amateurish front cover design - reminiscent of aspirational early teenage artists. Perhaps the courier man was Dick himself. You will be grateful that I have avoided the temptation to draw mischievous humour from his first name.

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  5. Sis - I never pay to enter lotteries/ competitions, and over the years I've won a few things here and there. So I know I'm always up.

    Alden - it is probably a good volume for a NZ artist... depending on what his interests are... Wouldn't Alexander like something more expressionist?

    Dumdad - yes, it was! Especially as I was feeling a bit sad as my son had just had an appendectomy down in Dunedin and I was feeling very helpless and far away from him. It perforated too. He's on the mend, 'tho'.

    YP - Are you saying I should be grateful that you did not give way to you own early teen-like tendencies? When in fact by mentioning them you were, in fact, doing just that?
    Now see what you've done. I've confused myself.

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  6. Katherine, he may well like something more abstract expressionist as you suggest, but I think he would like Frizzells humour and quirkiness.

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  7. Ah, that's true. It's a great read!

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  8. Eh? Promise you'll stick to art and avoid psycho-analysis!

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  9. Kate, I wanna have a good look at that one.When you have finished reading it can I take it away to the house in the clouds. LOL..

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  10. Wendy, you are welcome!

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  11. I have to say that I'm not totally in love with his work but I really really admire and love some of his landscapes.

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