André Hemer, Gavin Hurley, Sam Mitchell
Artists responding to artists
7 April 2022 - 7 May 2022
Bartley & Company Art is pleased to release three unique prints by André Hemer responding to the famous Rita Angus painting Cass currently showing at Te Papa.
 
The painting is owned by Christchurch Art Gallery and in 2012 when the gallery was closed following the earthquake, the gallery asked Hemer to respond to the work once voted New Zealand\'s greatest painting.
 
With the then inaccessibility of the original painting, curator Felicity Milburn said the installation Hemer created examined the constantly multiplying presence of Cass in the virtual world by sampling the many and varied images available through a Google image search for the work. 

"Hemer\'s exhibition presents us with a question: do the countless copies and versions of Cass that exist simultaneously across old and new media dilute the importance of the original - or do they reinforce it?" Milburn asked.

In the emerging NFT world, the questions are more relevant than ever.

Alongside, Hemer’s prints we have paintings by Gavin Hurley and Sam Mitchell which take their artist predecessors as their subject. 


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CASS
2012
Andre Hemer
unique print
610 x 760 mm

SOLD
CASS
2012
Andre Hemer
unique print
610 x 760 mm

SOLD
CASS
2012
Andre Hemer
unique print
610 x 760 mm

SOLD
CASS
2012
Andre Hemer
unique print
610 x 760 mm

SOLD
CASS
2012
Andre Hemer
unique print
610 x 760 mm
CASS
2012
Andre Hemer
unique print
610 x 760 mm
Douglas’ Rita
2021
Gavin Hurley
oil on linen
950 x 750mm
Douglas’ Rita
2021
Gavin Hurley
oil on linen
950 x 750mm
Ian Scott
2021
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex
400 x 300mm
Ian Scott
2021
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex
400 x 300mm
Evelyn Page
2021
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex
400 x 300mm
Evelyn Page
2021
Sam Mitchell
acrylic on perspex
400 x 300mm
Installation View
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