Us v Them: Tony de Lautour

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Collector’s edition art book and woodcut print

A collector’s edition of Us v Them, showcasing the low-brow, high-art world of Tony de Lautour.

Stab-bound with blue thread and presented in a foil-stamped slipcase, the book comes with a limited edition woodcut print by the artist. There are just 10 left.

Each woodcut has been hand-printed at Kowhai Press, signed and numbered by the artist, and presented in a hand-made blue envelope with a note about the work.

Print A [head]: Untitled 2018. 168 x 128mm (image), 250 x 190mm (paper), edition of 25.

About the book:
Writer and curator Peter Vangioni provides an entertaining introduction to the work of one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading artists, taking the reader on a journey from the seedy chaos of de Lautour’s early paintings, ceramics and sculptures to the careful geometric abstracts of his later major canvases. Designed by Aaron Beehre, the book also includes texts by Giovanni Intra, Zara Stanhope, Lara Strongman and Alice Tappenden, and an interview between de Lautour and fellow artist Peter Robinson.

For information or to order, contact Sarah Pepperle:
sarah.pepperle@ccc.govt.nz / 03 941 7397

Courier charges apply.

Pages: 224 with 2 gatefolds

Dimensions: 215 x 277 x 34 mm (slipcase)

Imprint: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū


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