9 May 2019

NZ Biography: Len Lye

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:20 pm on 9 May 2019
Len Lye in his studio in 1958.

Len Lye in his studio in 1958. Photo: Len Lye Foundation Collection / Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

Almost all of Len Lye's creative work was created overseas but his impact on the artworld can be understood by tracing his New Zealand roots.

Len was a forward-thinking painter, sculptor and filmmaker who was concious of how future generations would interact with his work. Roger Horrocks is Len's biographer and his a filmmaker in his own right. He joins Jesse to talk about the man who's life is the key to his work.

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