Phantom Tiki (Teal Blue) by Greg Straight
ScreenprintImage size in millimetres: 400 x 500
Edition of 100 prints. Handprinted, then signed numbered and titled by the artist in pencil below image.
This original screenprint brings together two important motifs in a clever example of contemporary New Zealand pop art printmaking. The comic book character The Phantom has been explored in paintings and prints by both Paul Hartigan and Dick Frizzell and the hei-tiki is regularly appropriated/referenced in New Zealand fine art. In this 2010 edition Greg Straight brings together these two strands of pop in a work that is pays homage while being refreshingly original at the same time.
Phantom Tiki in Teal Blue by Greg Straight is found in these collections of prints at New Zealand's art print experts since 1966:
Greg Straight Prints
Editions by Contemporary New Zealand Printmakers