Paste-Up of Māori Portrait in Auckland City
9 x 15 metre wheatpaste of the digital image of Sofia Minson's original oil painting of Tiki Taane, November 2011
Limited edition print available - scroll down and click 'add to cart'
Sofia Minson was commissioned to do this public artwork by Newmarket Business Association in November 2011. The wheatpaste took 14 hours and was a huge 9 metres high x 15 metres wide. The image of her original oil painting of NZ musician Tiki Taane was applied in sections onto a wall in Teed Street in Auckland's high end retail district, blurring the line between the Fine Art of oil painting and the Street Art of large-scale wheatpasting onto public walls.
The artist was interested in sharing a proud, resiliant Maori face in the centre of New Zealand's largest city to remind people of how "indigenous creatives" such as Tiki Taane are evolving the culture of their ancestors, using their own artforms in today's digital world.
Special thanks to…
Component - artist collaborating on the Teed Street wall
Aaron Waddington from Twins Digital - for beautifully printing the poster in several sections
Roger Jay Johnson and Joff Rae from ARTIVIST: creative by any means necessary - consultation and management of print and logistics and working closely with me to develop this work
Cleo Barnett - organiser of the event
Tash Stichbury and Newmarket Business Association - producing and funding
Resene Newmarket - sponsoring materials
Jos Wheeler - photography
Rabie - photography
Karthik Hariharan - for taking stop motion footage of the paste-up
Nigel Fowler – wheat pasting
Sacha Stejko - filming
Tiki Taane (of course!)
Limited edition of 75 signed prints available of Sofia Minson's original oil painting of Tiki Taane on matte paper of museum archival quality called hahnemuhle photo rag 308gsm. Image size is 344mm high x 728mm wide surrounded by an unprinted white border. Shipping is FREE within NZ and $35 everywhere else (prices are NZD). Unframed print arrives sealed in protective tube or sleeve.
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