JEWELLERY, DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS AUCTION Tuesday, 13 February 2024 - 10:00 AM start

Charles C McPhee (AUS 1910-2012) 'A Māori Joke',

Realised: $1,200 plus premium

Lot Details

oil on velvet, signed and entitled, clippings from the 1970s pertaining to the artist on reverse. Mould spots to lower half of painting. 900 x 675mm. McPhee, originally a self-taught painter; was known as the 'Velvet Gaugin'. Born in Australia, he moved to Tahiti where he was taught the technique of velvet painting by American expert; Howard Leeteg. In the 1950s he moved to New Zealand.