Michael Smither

The Red Freighter


280 x 380 mm



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About this artwork

Paper Size: 380 x 280mm

Image Size: 290 x 195mm

Smither started this idea as a watercolour back in the 1970’s.

“Trolling through my papers decided to make a screenprint version as the image still haunted me 30 years later.

It wasn’t so straight forward as I expected & several sessions of redesigning, both in my internal dream visions of it and subsequent bouts of tracing paper versions & alterations to screens, here is the latest version 40 years later & still haunting my dreams.”

– Michael Smither

Image Size: 195 x 290 mm
Paper Size: 280 x 380 mm
Limited edition of: 10

Artist bio

“Michael Smither was made a CNZM in 2004 for his services to art.  It is important to acknowledge and celebrate the work and achievement of this New Zealand artist who shows us so much of where we come from and of what shapes us.”

– Helen Clark, former Prime Minister & Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage

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