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Mickey to Tiki Tu Meke

Dick Frizzell

  • Start price: $250.00
  • No reserve No reserve 
  • Closed: Thu 27 Apr 2017, 8:15 pm
Listing #: 1307373466
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Dick Frizzell "PRINT" (Mickey to Tiki to Meke)

** Virtually New
** Framed under Glass
** 900mm x 650 mm

Selling framed around $540

This is your chance to get it for yourself at a great price.

BUYER MUST PICK UP from Christchurch.


Frizzell's work is best described as pop (Warwick Brown) in its appropriation of kitsch kiwiana icons and incorporation of them into his often cartoon-like paintings and lithographs. He does not stay within one particular style, and often adopts unfashionable painting styles. Thus, he can be compared to artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Paul Hartigan, Ian Scott, and Andy Warhol. Frizzell's best-known work uses as its base the "Four Square man", an advertising character for the Four Square grocery chain.

Frizzell is also responsible for the lithograph 'Mickey to Tiki'. This has now become a best selling print in New Zealand. It portrays a cartoon 'Mickey Mouse' changing in stages to a 'Tiki.' This image is used on a popular tee-shirt, released by the Christchurch Art Gallery.

Frizzell trained at the Ilam School of Fine Arts of the University of Canterbury from 1960 to 1963, studying under artists such as Rudi Gopas and Russell Clark. After this he worked in advertising for many years, and it is through this that he gained his appreciation for the advertising characters he uses in his work.


Art - collectible - Retro - vintage - atomic -

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  • Buyer must pick-up
  • Seller location: Christchurch City, Canterbury, NZ

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  • NZ bank deposit

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  • Member since Dec 2005

Closed: Thu 27 Apr, 8:15 pm.

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