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Edward Mackenzie is a passionate artist inspired by objet trouvé – old and new manufactured objects which he uses to create assemblage art. The work has a stong design element that give reference to ideas to history,
humour, or allegory. His choice of material directs his work into various series of artwork; in this exhibition you will see art inspired by American 1950's (Dee's) Ice cream packaging and Old piano's.

The Artist was born in Los Angeles in 1937, raised in Connecticut, attended Ogunquit (summer) School of Painting, and Parsons School of Design NYC. He graduated from The Cooper Union School of Art in 1960. Edward worked as a freelance
Illustrator and Designer, and as Assistant to Alexei Brodovitch in New York. Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship 1966-68, Edward Mackenzie studied at the Royal College of Art in London. As a part-time Art Lecturer in England, he continued freelance
work for a variety of clients including Milton Keynes Corporation, Observer Magazine, Penguin Books, Polydor Records, and Jaeger in Paris. Edward now lives in Stoke-on-Trent, England where he continues to produce and sell his Artwork.

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The title and work so labeled relate to the epic book Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (1941) the collaboration of writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans. See the raised letters of the New Zealand Agee jar – and parts of the once ubiquitous yellow Kodak photo paper box – these two elements used to reference Agee and Evans. The beautiful design of the dee’s black & white 4 oz Ice Cream cup displayed inside the Agee jar is itself referencing and in reverence to the beauty of James Agee’s text (black & white) and the beautiful black & white photos of Walker Evans in Let Us Now Praise Famous Men The Agee and Ice Cream cup of dee’s also relates to the beauty of the New Zealand All Blacks Logo.

Ice cream cup, photo film box and Agee jar

Dimensions 18.5 x 18.5 x 15cm