Artist’s work on block Dream­ing dog art­work set to go to auc­tion

Central Otago Mirror - - FRONT PAGE - By CHE BAKER

Lovers of Ivan Clarke’s art could soon get their hands on the first orig­i­nal work from his Lonely Dog col­lec­tion, which is up for sale. A mixed-me­dia art­work fea­tures a dog named ‘‘Alessio’’ play­ing a 24-carat leaf Alveridgea banjo. It is the lat­est work in his Dream Se­ries and put on dis­play at the re­launch of the Wanaka Fine Art Gallery last week. It will go to auc­tion within the next week. The dream se­ries con­cept was based around a dog that sees in black and white but ‘‘dreams in colour’’. ‘‘If you ever are won­der­ing what your dog is dream­ing about when he’s twitch­ing be­side the fire, this could be it.’’ Mr Clarke said for years he had been ap­proached by peo­ple ask­ing him to sell his work but he de­cided not to, un­til now. He de­scribed the art work as be­ing ‘‘a lit­tle bit out there’’.

Photo: CHE BAKER

Art auc­tion: Ivan Clarke stands with his lat­est Lonely Dog dream se­ries art­work which will be go­ing up for auc­tion in the next week. The art­work, the first Ivan Clarke orig­i­nal to go on sale, is on dis­play at the Wanaka Fine Art Gallery.

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