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  • Artist

    Susan Te Kahurangi King

  • Production Date

    circa 1975-circa 1980

  • Medium

    pencil, coloured pencil and crayon on paper

  • Size

    410 x 500 mm

  • Credit

    Chartwell Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2015

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  • Accession Date

    23 Apr 2015

  • Department

    New Zealand Art

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  • Description

    Susan Te Kahurangi King is the first New Zealand artist to present an exhibition at New York’s American Folk Art Museum (21 January–27 May 2018). This project followed major exhibitions in Sydney, Paris, Miami and London.
    King has been described as a folk and an outsider artist, terms applied to artists who are have never undertaken art tuition and are therefore self-trained. Despite undertaking no formal training, King’s eloquent drawings are graphically complex and reveal an astonishing skill at communicating visually. The artist’s earlier compositions indicate her wide-ranging knowledge of animated cartoons, such as those produced by Walt Disney for the cinema.