No. 8 Wire

Brown, Nigel
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No. 8 Wire features one of the most prevalent recurring icons in Nigel Brown's artworks: the man in the black singlet. Set in his supposedly idyllic rural environment, he acts as a symbol of New Zealand's male identity. The vivid image and surrounding text convey a sense of nostalgia for that identity, which was built on practical ingenuity and the simple life spent working the land.
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Acrylic on black arches
Height x Width: 1124 x 767mm
No. 8 WIRE NIGEL BROWN 2010, Signature
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gifted by the MTG Foundation. Reproduced courtesy of Nigel Brown and Sue McLaughlin.
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2019/11, 96021
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