JEWELLERY, DECORATIVE & FINE ARTS AUCTION Tuesday, 2 November 2021 - 10:00 AM start

Guy Ngan (1926-2017), 'Variation from Tiki Hands 1971'

Realised: $17,500 plus premium

Lot Details

acrylic on board, signed, entitled verso. 800 x 1200mm. Note: Ngan wrote: 'The inspiration for Tiki Hands and Anchor Stones comes from the discovery of new lands by the Polynesian people.... If you look at some seabirds, their webbed feet look as if they only have three 'fingers'. Like early Māori carvings that only have three fingers, I have used these in the Tiki Hands paintings. It represents the birds the early Polynesian people might have followed when they set sail into the unknown ocean.'