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The Drawing Center

Len Lye

Motion Sketch

LEN LYE, Joan Miró, 1947, Photogram, 43 x 35.8 cm. 

Courtesy the Len Lye Foundation and Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth. 

One of New Zealand's most celebrated artists, Len Lye (1901-80) is hardly a household name in much of the art world, but is widely recognized for his major contribution to avant-garde film. Credited for having invented the direct filmmaking technique, Lye perfected a style of painting, drawing, scratching and stenciling right onto film stock, producing jittery, abstract animations that were accompanied…

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