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My summer’s now (1974)

Graham Arnold

oil and collage of torn paper on hardboard

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington

My summer’s now (1974)



Collage, Painting


Oil, Newspaper


84.3 x 61.6 cm

Accession Number:



Presented by the Contemporary Art Society, 1975

Ownership history:

Purchased from the artist by Caryl Hubbard (1933-2021) for the Contemporary Art Society, 1974; presented to Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand, December 1975
‘I love things which contain the past in ghost form, and many [of my] paintings use this as a starting point,’ says Graham Arnold, who created this work. With its heavy artist-made frame, My summer’s now (1974) feels like peering through a window into someone’s memory. Collaged images of aeroplanes and baseball players mingle with gravestones and windows within windows, creating a strong sense of the passage of time.

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