Fiona Pardington

Gold Nymph


Works of Art

29 March 2021

Lot 37

A suitably confronting image by an artist with great sensitivity to the follies of human desire and its ripple effect through cultures past and present. With her lowered eyes and tense mouth, the Nymph suggests that our (visual) covetousness and greed may never lead to fulfillment. From the shadows of mythology (or a dystopian future) she represents both sinner and sinned against. The cropping of the piece is executed to afford both the illusion of intimacy combined with the urge to experience greater detail or resolution beyond the frame. This print on archival paper is limited to an edition of five, its dimensions are 1095 x 815mm. Auction estimate ($15,000-$25,000).

Price realised at auction: $17,625

Laurence Aberhart      Files, Wanganui, 1 July 1986

Art + Object

Important Paintings & Contemporary Art

23 March 2021