• Artist

    Winston Roeth

  • Production Date


  • Medium

    pigments and polyurethane on poplar panels

  • Size

    509 x 292 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2014

  • Accession Number


  • Accession Date

    30 Apr 2014

  • Department

    International Art

  • Classification


  • Collection


  • Chartwell Notes

    American-born Winston Roeth’s painting Mockingbird was acquired from the exhibition Firefly at FoxJenson Gallery in 2014, which also featured smaller gridded works by Roeth and the colour-field paintings of Leigh Martin. 

     brings together the history of the grid and colour-field painting within contemporary modernist art, and adds to the potential of such works reflected within the Collection by New Zealand artists such as Matt Henry, John Nixon, and Milan Mrkusich. Mockingbird is the only painting by Roeth in a public collection in New Zealand; the acquisition of this work provides an exciting opportunity to reveal Roeth’s practice to the Auckland Art Gallery’s audience. (RW, 2014)