Beyond the Lens: The Marti and Gerrard Friedlander Collection

Tuesday 5th November 2019

6.30pm - 3 Abbey Street, Newton, Auckland

My photography has always been about an involvement and extension of a personal view of life, rather than a particular attention to the craft itself. My cameras accompanied me then so that I could record the everyday.” Marti Friedlander

Art+Object is delighted to announce we will be offering the collection of one of the country’s most celebrated and respected photographers on November 5. The catalogue, exhibition and auction will offer collectors an unprecedented glimpse into the personal art collection of the late Marti Friedlander (1928 – 2016) and her husband, Gerrard. Friedlander photographed the people of New Zealand from the 1960s up until her passing. She brought an immigrant’s perspective on her adopted country, holding a mirror up to New Zealander’s so as we could see and appreciate ourselves. She is particularly renowned for her images of Maori women and for her portraits of artists in the 1960s and 1970s, many whom she became close friends with and who feature in her art collection. The collection includes major works by: Ralph Hotere, Colin McCahon, Tony Fomison, Rosalie Gascoigne, Patricia France, Toss Woollaston and Philip Clairmont, alongside photographs by Bill Brandt and Marti Friedlander herself.

Marti Friedlander, Self Portrait (1964)
Courtesy the Gerrard and Marti Friedlander Charitable Trust, E.H. McCormick Research Library, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki.


Friday 1st November 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 2nd November 11:00 - 16:00
Sunday 3rd November 11:00 - 16:00
Monday 4th November 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 5th November 09:00 - 14:00


Ben Plumbly, Director, Art
0800 80 60 01
+64 9 354 4646
+64 21 222 8183
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