Sculptured theme park

Since 1992, New Zealand art collector Alan Gibbs has commissioned both national and international artists to contribute to a sculpture park on his farm in Kaukapakapa, Auckland. New York artist Tony Oursler’s video projections are the latest addition, to what Men’s Vogue describes as the most outlandish private art playground on earth. Oursler’s images are floating women, writhing snakes and pyrotechnics. Sculpture is Gibb’s main interest and artists include: Ralph Hotere, Daniel Buren and Richard Serra. Alan Gibbs told Vogue he wants his sculpture large: “I don’t want any wimpy pieces in the landscape.”


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Rich Production Incentives Draw Global Projects

Rich Production Incentives Draw Global Projects

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