Frizzell & Son "Kahawai" Print
Digital PrintImage size in millimetres: 800 x 500
Edition of 50 prints. Frizzell & Son logo beneath image, signed by Otis Frizzell and Dick Frizzell.
Kahawai, from the fishbomb series, a unique graffiti style collaboration between NZ street artist Otis Frizzell and his father Dick Frizzell. Called the fishbombs because painting street art graffiti style is known as _bombing_ and the words thrown up are all names of iconic NZ fish. Dick says _this is a project I've been wanting to get out of my head for a long time. I saw a fabulously crude silver throw up [illegal graffiti style street art] under a bridge in Kingsland about nine years ago...a curious blockbuster hybrid that disappeared in the time it took me to come back with my camera. Somehow, in the process of trying to recall the letterforms, this idea of a _one word' painting developed along with the research. The hunt for the right _iconic' world ultimately led me to the Kahawai. Could have been that flash of silver... or the fact that I was catching a lot of them down at Waimarama at the time. Don't know, but that was it.... more fish_.
The fishbomb graffiti art series from Frizzell & Son feature in these collections at New Zealand's specialist art print store:
Dick Frizzell Prints
Otis Frizzell Prints
NZ Street Art