Rugby Players - The Ruck

Michael Smither
SKU: 11521
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Silk screenprint on Archival paper - Edition 8 of 17.


365 x 260mm.

About the artwork

In 1966 I decorated the Star Rugby Club's annual dance with several large calligraphic drawings of the game, based on newspaper photographs. Bill Woods, my photographer neighbour in the Kings Building Studios, photographed them and last year his negatives were sent to me by the Taranaki Museum. I used the photos to reconstruct some of the drawings as screenprints and am amused and pleased by the result (the original drawings escaped after the dance).

Michael Smither CNZM 2012.

Screen prints in the Rugby Collection 2012.

6 Variants on Black Paper:

-Bad Tackle – Edition of #25.

-Good Tackle - Edition of #25.

-The Pass – Edition of #30.

-My Ball - Edition of #25.

-The Ruck - Edition of #17.

-Try - Edition of #25.

1 Variant on White Paper:

Lineout - Edition of #16.

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