Peter McIntyre (1910-1995)

Realised: $6,250

Lot Description

Peter McIntyre (1910-1995), ‘Brewing up’, graphite on paper, signed, note '61' bottom left corner, 400 x 460mm. Provenance: Gifted to a friend of the artist, a military collector. Note: McIntyre was one of four official war artists for the NZ division in WWII, he completed many portraits of NZ heroes, military strategies and a noted series on the life of a New Zealand soldier, both in the front lines and in the rear areas, of which this work is from. Illustrated 'Peter McIntyre War Artist' by Peter McIntyre, 1981. Pg.101. A paragraph in this publication refers to this artwork: 'In the trucks, the numb, huddled in activity of the body produced a state of yoga in which the mind became detached to roam the past and blindly probe the looming future. Desert travel became an art. In the brief halts any Kiwi could leap from the truck before the wheel stopped turning and, within three minutes, brew up tea in a Benghazi burner fuelled by a mixture of sand and petrol that roared afresh when prodded with a bayonet'.