As an immigrant, Marti Friedlander was in a position to visualise aspects of social relations that most New Zealand-born people did not see – or did not want to see. This image of a solitary man in a crowded small-town South Island pub, his fist clenched, explosive with latent tension, portrays both an individual and a widely shared social condition.
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Auckland Art Gallery – Toi o Tāmaki, E. H. McCormick Research Library
by Marti Friedlander
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On loan from the Gerrard and Marti Friedlander Charitable Trust, 2002. Reproduction courtesy of the Gerrard and Marti Friedlander Charitable Trust