Dick Frizzell
New Zealand b. 1943

Dick Frizzell now lives and works in Auckland.

 

His work has always been characterised by a highly skilled handling of paint and an endlessly inventive range of subject matter and styles: faux-naive New Zealand landscapes, figurative still-life, comic book characters and witty parodies of modernist abstraction.  His taste is broad and he has a penchant for fondly remembered and well-worn clichés.  His work also portrays a sense of exuberance, ironic humour and baby-boomer nostalgia.  An anti-traditionalist, Frizzell often makes a deliberate effort to mix up the categories of high and low art - poking fun at the intellectualisation of 'high art' and the existential angst of much New Zealand painting in the art culture of his youth

Grieving Phantom, Screenprint Ed 20, 76x56cm, $1,500
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Large Vase, Screenprint Ed80, 98x79cm, $2,250
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Lunch Bar,   Oil on Canvas, 100x135cm, $42,000
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The Laughing River, Monoprint with hand painted Acrylic, 85x76cm, $3,050
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Blue Hawaii, Screenprint Ed 50, 70x100cm, $1,750
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I'm Here for the Monkey #38, Acrylic on Canvas20x20cm, $3,000 unframed
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I'm Here for the Monkey #65, Acrylic on Canvas, 20x20cm, $3,000 unframed
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I'm Here for the Monkey #09, Acrylic on Canvas, 20x20cm, $3,000 unframed
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I'm Here for the Monkey #92, Acrylic on Canvas, 20x20cm, $3,000 unframed
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