28 Jun 2020

Two Masters - artists Michael Smither and Warren Viscoe

From Standing Room Only, 2:25 pm on 28 June 2020

Michael Smither hit the headlines last October when his painting "Sea Wall and Kingfisher 1967" sold for $342,000 at auction - one of the highest prices paid for a work by a living artist. He and fellow octogenarian artist Warren Viscoe are about to open a show together called Two Masters at Auckland's Miranda Gallery. Warren's wooden sculptures - including "Portable rivers" and "A sarcophagus for an Eel" - will stand alongside a series of Michael's portraits. Lynn Freeman asked Michael and Warren if they're old friends as well as being masters of their respective crafts. Two Masters opens at Miranda Gallery in Auckland on the 11th of July