Cordys

0001

Malcolm Harrison
‘Canoes With Red Interior’, 1984-1987, machine quilted and appliqued cloth. 1650 x 3200mm. Malcolm explored the form of a cloak in his quilts through several works in the late 1980s. 1984-1987. Machine quilted and appliqued cloth. 1650 x 3200mm

Realised: $1,250

0002

Malcolm Harrison
Trauma Cloak 'A Brother And Two Sisters...', date unknown, machine quilted and appliqued cloth. Width 1600mm This is from a series of cloak shaped quilts which explored frightening events of childhood.

Estimate: $2,500 - $4,000

0003

Malcolm Harrison
Trauma Cloak 'As The Firemen Quelled The Flames…', date unknown, machine quilted and appliqued cloth. 1030 x 2050mm This and the above are two works are from a series of cloak shaped quilts which explored frightening events of childhood.

Estimate: $2,500 - $4,000

0004

Sonnet Cloak 'Hear The Silence Tolling Through Nightwatch Hour…'. 1989
hand quilted and appliqued cloth. 1120 x 1850mm

Estimate: $2,500 - $4,000

0005

Malcolm Harrison
‘Metamorphosis’, 1987, machine quilted and appliqued cloth. 1004 x 3015mm

Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000

0006

Malcolm Harrison
‘A Quiet Meal At The Chez’, 1989, machine quilted and appliqued cloth. 1260 x 1200mm. "A casual meal in a crowded bistro. The atmosphere stills, flowers suddenly bloom, and one's heart is stolen. Outside in the winters chill a building catches fire". - Malcolm Harrison in ‘Quilts New Zealand’, Anne Scott, 1998.

Realised: $4,200

0007

Malcolm Harrison
‘Between Nocturnal Pools Of Rigid Light’, 1990, machine quilted and appliqued cloth. 2070 x 3400mm. Hidden figures appear in the black background space of this quilt. Malcolm has skilfully drawn them in machine stitch.

Estimate: $10,000 - $15,000

0008

Malcolm Harrison
‘Mortal Angels’, 1989-1990, eleven machine quilted and appliqued cloth panels. Each approx. 3000 x 450mm (3000 x 4950mm overall). This wall hanging was originally comprised of seventeen panels when it was displayed in the ‘Echoes and Reflections’ exhibition in 1990. The current panels, numbers 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 16).

Estimate: $10,000 - $16,000

0009

Malcolm Harrison
‘Russian Caviar’, 1991, machine quilted and appliqued cloth. 1800 x 3520mm. Malcolm revealed in a 1991 interview when this work was on display that the piece is set in Greece as identified by the profiled head and bull featured within the composition. The large tablecloth floating in the breeze share's Malcolm's reminiscence of washing hung from apartment buildings which he viewed during a visit to the country. Not all motifs in the work hold such specific meaning however. During the same interview Malcolm also revealed that the three tiny patches of red which had been incorrectly interpreted as flame by an art critic were in fact included simply because "[he] looked at those areas and decided they needed a lift." Pat Basket, 1991, ‘There’s many a stitch to fabric art’.

Estimate: $20,000

0010

Malcolm Harrison
‘Hommage À Rousseau’, 1974-1978, machine, hand quilted and appliqued cloth with embroidered sections. 2500 x 2000mm. This is one of Malcolm's earliest quilts. It is a homage to the works of French post-impressionist painter Henri Rousseau. It draws inspiration from a number of his paintings including the 1908 work The Football Players which is represented in the central block. It is an incredibly detailed work which Malcolm created over a number of years. He has embroidered the dates into many of the blocks. It utilises numerous stitching techniques including embroidery, broderie perse, applique and a traditional hand sewn rail fence quilting block. There are a number of quilts he produced before this, however this one appears to be one of his first exploring the art element alongside technique.

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0011

Malcolm Harrison
Blueprint Altarpiece II: St John in the Desert. 1984, bronze sculpture with conglomerate stone. 250 x 115 x 130mm

Estimate: $1,600

0012

Malcolm Harrison
Blueprint Altarpiece IV: Noile Me Tangere. 1984, bronze sculpture. 260 x 90 x 90mm Malcolm experimented with the creation of a number of small bronze sculptures. The influence of cloth has also come through in this medium.

Realised: $900

0013

Malcolm Harrison bronze and driftwood sculpture 'Blueprint Altarpiece V'
the draped bronze altar with central raised stylised falcon bird type above a driftwood length pierced by the support. Engraved entitlement, artists initials and date '84 to the base. 310 x 115 x 140mm.

Realised: $600

0014

Malcolm Harrison
'Requiem', signed, dated 2005 and titled, box construction with double doors opening to reveal a triptych 'icon', raised box base with applied dominoes and draught. 875 x 140 x 520mm

Realised: $850

0015

Malcolm Harrison
‘Speech’, early 1960s, embroidered linen. 355 x 305mm This is an early stitched work. It shows that even in his initial explorations into the medium Malcolm was exploring quite a non-traditional approach.

Estimate: $500 - $800

0016

Malcolm Harrison
‘The Beach’ 2002, diptych synthetic embroidery on linen. Each 340 x 440mm.

Realised: $800

0017

Malcolm Harrison
‘He Who Bears False Witness’, 1964-1965, wool embroidery. 500 x 750mm This very early work again shows the stylistic development of Malcolm's work. It evokes somewhat the style of the naïve characters illustrated in some of his later stitched work.

Realised: $1,000

0018

Malcolm Harrison
'Red Rose', 1995 from the ‘Cry Babies’ series, from the ‘Living In Wonderland’ exhibition, c.1997, wool embroidery. 115 x 145mm.

Realised: $440

0019

Malcolm Harrison
‘Picnic Cape’, 1987, stitched collage composed of linen, cotton, photographic paper and handmade paper on card. 405 x 510mm Malcolm experimented frequently with collage, in this and the following works there is an exploration of the cloak shape.

Realised: $250

0020

Malcolm Harrison
‘Thinking Cape’, 1987, collage of tapa, linen, cotton paper and Waiheke Bus Co ticket stitched to card. Initialled and dated. 405 x 510mm

Realised: $300

0021

Malcolm Harrison
Untitled Collage, 1989, collage of handmade paper, cotton, woven material, found star chart on board. 395 x 490mm. Framed.

Realised: $250

0022

Malcolm Harrison
Untitled Collage, 1989, collage of barkcloth, handmade paper, cotton, woven material, found star chart on board. 395 x 490mm. Framed.

Realised: $250

0023

Malcolm Harrison
'Copy of and English Quilt c.1890', machine stitched Red and White Bird, in tevaevae style. 1220 x 1220mm

Realised: $750

0024

Malcolm Harrison
Found Union Jack flag, with replaced fabric panels and two inscribed poems by Adrian Henri - "Mrs Albion You've Got A Lovely Daughter (For Allen Ginsberg)" and Roger McGough - "Mother the Wardrobe is Full of Infantrymen", from The Mersey Sound (1967). 2140 x 1120mm

Realised: $900

0025

Malcolm Harrison
'In Defectv Valor', eight embroidered panels with rondels IN • DE FE CT V • VA LO R •. Unframed, 330 x 2400mm

Realised: $300

0026

Malcolm Harrison
assemblage In 'Regenta' Wooden Box, date unknown, fibre lined wooden box with natural found materials including bronze nail. 245 x 155 x 45mm

Realised: $280

0027

Malcolm Harrison
‘Oedipus’, 1969, 14 individual ink drawings on card and title page, housed in a linen covered Solander type box with drawing in outline of Oedipus from the title page and armorial embroidery to inside front cover. 340 x 270 x 50mm

Realised: $400

0028

Malcolm Harrison
Untitled, date unknown, unfinished wool embroidered tapestry. 1080 x 770mm

Realised: $700

0029

Malcolm Harrison
Large format book with Pointillism Drawings. 1971-1986, six drawings assembled with remaining five drawings in 1990. Tapa bound covers with moiré patterned silk/taffeta lining, flyleaf signed and dated, eleven leaves of heavy paper with black ink drawings interleaved with protective tissues. 415 x 300mm

Estimate: $500 - $1,000

0030

Malcolm Harrison
Large format Fold Out Tapa Book with Ink Code Drawings, 1990, linen bound tapa sections hand stitched to cotton backing, worked in black ink and paint with cosmological inspired drawings. 365 x 255mm (folded out 670 x 910mm)

Realised: $350

0031

Malcolm Harrison
Large format Fold Out Tapa Book with Ink Drawings, 1987, tapa bound linen backed, worked in black ink with drawing similar to a Marshall Islands 'rebbelib' voyaging chart. 300 x 235mm (folded out 600 x 920mm)

Realised: $420

0032

Malcolm Harrison
Bound Tapa Cloth Book with Coded Text and Sketches, 1988, hand stitched and bound tapa cloth, linen and cotton. 250 x 218mm These tapa works stem from a period when Malcolm was exploring a Pacific influence in his work. The code Malcolm within them is apparently based on the hieroglyphs found on Easter Island.

Realised: $710

0033

Malcolm Harrison
two small fold out Tapa Books with Ink Drawings, 1991, hand stitched and bound fold out tapa and linen books with black ink drawings and cotton and moire patterned silk/taffeta lining. 115 x 135 and 160 x 139mm (folded out 325 x 330mm)

Realised: $280

0034

Malcolm Harrison
Linen Scroll with Coded Writing , 1988, linen, cotton and black ink. 130 x 1635mm. Together with an embroidered, appliqué and tapa linen cross; 660 x 380mm and 'Snake Killer', pen drawing on canvas, signed, dated '15 Mar 80' and entitled. 330 x 420mm.

Realised: $500

0035

Malcolm Harrison
Collection off Sketch and Notebooks. Poetry dated from 1969 –, containing ink and pencil sketches, working drawings, notes, and poetry

Realised: $800

0036

Malcolm Harrison
Children's Stories - date unknown, painted illustrations and handwritten text for children’s story. 295 x 420mm The creation of children's stories and illustrations e.g. Isabella And The Fairies, show Malcolm's explorations as a mixed media artist beyond his textile work.

Realised: $1,000

0038

Malcolm Harrison
suite of 12 paintings 'Life, death a resurrection of the human spirit - a continual passage', acrylic on woven fibre panels, each entitled and numbered 1-12, the largest 450 x 420mm.

Realised: $600

0039

Malcolm Harrison untitled patchwork quilt
geometric square and star pattern, four of the stars with embroidered floral and bird centred panels, one with embroidered signature, two dated 'April 1964' and 'July 1964'. 2700 x 2020mm.

Realised: $440

0040

Malcolm Harrison 'Pride O' London'
quilted, stitched and printed fabric, the titled printed and stitch to the reverse together with 'Total Fast Colour Cretonne'. 1350 x 1350mm.

Realised: $400

0041

Malcolm Harrison
suite of twelve Zodiac artworks, acrylic on paper, each signed and entitled verso. 245 x 345mm.

Realised: $300

0042

Malcolm Harrison
'60 Designs For Rugs', watercolour and gouache on paper, each entitled, numbered and dated on reverso, 280 x 190mm.

Realised: $600