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ArtistDale Frank
Production Date2001
Mediumacrylic and varnish on canvas
Size2000 x 2000 mm
DepartmentInternational Art
Subjectsabstraction, sexuality, humor, popular culture, pornography
Accession Date01 May 2001
Accession NoC2001/1/12
Credit LineChartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2001

Chartwell Notes

A recent quote by Dale Frank, published by Roslyn Oxley Gallery May 2019:
"I like that painting can seduce, that the content can be provocative, sublime, and aggressive at the same time. You never know what you are looking at. The reflective surface is like escapism; it shows the image of something that happens somewhere else. The work in its pure form, it could be said, exists only when you are NOT looking at it. In a way you never know what the work is, conceptually speaking. Painting today must live with its own contradictions, in the ugliness of its own beauty, and in the beauty of its own impossibility."  from 

Exhibition History

Auckland Art Gallery
Other People Think: Auckland's Contemporary International Collection

Auckland Art Gallery
Multistylus Programme: Recent Chartwell Acquisitions
16 June - 16 September 2001

Gow Langsford
Dale Frank Recent Painting
4 - 28 April 2001