24 November 2020
Dick Frizzell Launches New Book
Dick Frizzell has launched a new book Me, According to the History of Art published by Massey University Press. In the publication, Frizzell tracks art history through the ages and how it has influenced him and his work.
"My aim in writing this book — and painting the reproductions of the works that appear in it — is to clarify, demystify and deobfuscate this mad business of smoke and mirrors we call art,’ he says. ‘And I’m going to tell that story against my background, which means that it’s a very Eurocentric, Western story. Politically or historically correct or not, this is the story I feel behind me. It explains who I am as an artist. You could call it The Anatomy of Dick. Because art history might be shit. But the history of art isn’t. It’s the story of my life — and yours."