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POYNTON TERRACE PAPER PRINT

this is the now infamous mural that was removed illegally by Auckland Council's graffiti task force, sparking public outcry and media frenzy.

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ABOUT:

Painted in late 2009 by artists Askew, Berst, Elliot Francis Stewart (Deus) - this is the now infamous mural that was removed illegally by Auckland Council's graffiti task force, sparking public outcry and media frenzy. After Mayor Len Brown made an apology to the artists, building owners and tenants, the Council's attempts at retribution have been frustrating and unnecessarily bureaucratic. This has left the artists themselves out of pocket and unable to repaint the site unless a submission is made to the Council. This wall has become a symbol of the battle between artists working at street level and the Council's inability to understand or appreciate what makes their work relevant and vital in an ever-changing and developing city. With heightened focus on the removal of graffiti across the city in the build up to the Rugby World Cup - Len Brown and the Super City's legacy is already looking grey and devoid of the visual ingredients that make visiting a city a vibrant and exciting experience. This wall in it's current state is a testament to that.

 

Through this panoramic 8-photo montage shot by Rimoni and constructed digitally by Askew, the artwork itself is captured and can be remembered in it's fresh and original state, the day after it was completed. Regardless of how the powers that be try to dictate public art, through good documentation the work lives forever.

 

 

Technical Information: 

EDITION:

- limited number of 150

- editioned at the front bottom left and signed at the front bottom right of print

 

PAPER:

- 285 gsm, pearl/semi-gloss finish paper

- landscape 13.4" x 33.7" (340mm x 855mm)

 

INKS: Epson Ultrachrome K3 (Pigment Ink)

 

OTHER:

- packaging cost included

- can take up to 7 business days to produce the work

Purchase Details: 

COST: $100  Use our shopping cart here

 

SHIPPING INFO:

- NZ 1-3 business days via NZ Post ParcelPost Tracked (Auckland CBD pick-up allowed, please contact us via email directly so this can be arranged)

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- ALL OTHER COUNTRIES 3-10 business days

- via NZ Post, International Air Postal Service. This service is untracked! For a tracked but more expensive postal service, please email your order.

Written by

Askew TMD

7 Nov 2011

Interests Askew One Born 1979, Palmerston North, New Zealand Lives and works in Auckland, New Zealand