Kōrero: Sculpture and installation art

'Smirnoff sculpture'

'Smirnoff sculpture'

Marte Szirmay's 'Smirnoff sculpture' (1969) was the first large abstract work to be commissioned in Auckland. Made from aluminium, a material usually associated with industry and commerce rather than the fine arts, its eight interlocking pieces suggest movement and life, despite the absence of organic forms. It won a sculpture competition to commemorate the centenary of the suburb of Newmarket, and is situated there in a small public square.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith

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Mark Stocker, 'Sculpture and installation art - Post-object art and alternatives', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/41972/smirnoff-sculpture (accessed 28 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Mark Stocker, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014