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Don Binney - Print - Pacific Frigate Bird

SKU TP-P-4044

UPDATE: We have updated the dimensions and price of this print as of April 2024
ORDERING NOTE: Print to Order - Allow 1 month

This iconic New Zealand image of a Frigate bird in flight over a blue ocean set against a bright blue sky first came to prominence when it was included in the groundbreaking set of screenprints known as the Barry Lett multiples, a set of twelve prints produced in 1968 by pioneering NZ art dealer Barry Lett Gallery.
Pacific Frigate Bird was described like this “Binney has used the frigate bird in several paintings recently. In most of his recent paintings and drawings the placing of images is similar to the present work, his concern being to establish a vertical tension between natural forms, usually with birds, and the landscape, or, in this case, the horizon, as his major images.”

DIMENSIONS: Actual print dimensions: 476 mm x 390 mm. Then there is a Border to meet A2 dimensions: 594 mm x 420 mm. Supplied on an A2 backing board with cello wrapping.
SUPPLIED: A2 backing board with cello wrapping