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Peter McLeavey - The Life and Times of a New Zealand Art Dealer

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Published in 2013 by Te Papa Press. In thin hardback boards.

It chronicles Peter McLeavey's art dealership and the artists he has represented, and was the winner of the New Zealand Post 2014 Book of the Year, Best Non-Fiction.

The first biography of Peter McLeavey, the charismatic, pioneering art dealer who since the 1950s has shaped/ transformed New Zealand art. McLeavey's personal story is remarkable but in it, his contemporaries will recognise common themes: the religious upbringing; the struggle to be bohemian in a repressive, mid-century small town; the quiet agonies of marriage and children, the need to make a mark. Through exclusive access to McLeavey's extensive and hitherto untapped archive of letters, diaries, exhibition files and more, this book offers insights into the artists McLeavey has represented across half a century. Far more than a simple biography, this is the story of contemporary New Zealand art itself, in a period of massive change and growth, and Jill Trevelyan offers a fresh and compelling historical account of the birth of the modern art market and the status of art today. A must-read for anyone interested in New Zealand's art, culture or recent history.

In very good, almost 'as new' condition throughout. Dust jacket is a little curled on its top and bottom edges.

Item details

Author(s):
Jill Trevelyan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23.5cm x 19cm. 1420g
Edition:
2013
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0987668846
ISBN-13:
9780987668844
Number of pages:
496
Publisher:
Te Papa Press
Title:
Peter McLeavey - The Life and Times of a New Zealand Art Delea

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Published in 2013 by Te Papa Press. In thin hardback boards.

It chronicles Peter McLeavey's art dealership and the artists he has represented, and was the winner of the New Zealand Post 2014 Book of the Year, Best Non-Fiction.

The first biography of Peter McLeavey, the charismatic, pioneering art dealer who since the 1950s has shaped/ transformed New Zealand art. McLeavey's personal story is remarkable but in it, his contemporaries will recognise common themes: the religious upbringing; the struggle to be bohemian in a repressive, mid-century small town; the quiet agonies of marriage and children, the need to make a mark. Through exclusive access to McLeavey's extensive and hitherto untapped archive of letters, diaries, exhibition files and more, this book offers insights into the artists McLeavey has represented across half a century. Far more than a simple biography, this is the story of contemporary New Zealand art itself, in a period of massive change and growth, and Jill Trevelyan offers a fresh and compelling historical account of the birth of the modern art market and the status of art today. A must-read for anyone interested in New Zealand's art, culture or recent history.

In very good, almost 'as new' condition throughout. Dust jacket is a little curled on its top and bottom edges.

Author(s):
Jill Trevelyan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23.5cm x 19cm. 1420g
Edition:
2013
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0987668846
ISBN-13:
9780987668844
Number of pages:
496
Publisher:
Te Papa Press
Title:
Peter McLeavey - The Life and Times of a New Zealand Art Delea

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