Douglas MacDiarmid

Douglas MacDiarmid is an acclaimed New Zealand expatriate painter with an international reputation spanning seven decades. His artwork is sought for its diversity of style and vibrant colour. Born in Taihape and schooled in Timaru, he has lived in France since the 1950s and continued to push new creative boundaries into his 90s.

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Retrospective Cell Formation (2013) by Douglas MacDiarmid (acrylic, 30 x 23cm)

Paintings

Stories behind notable paintings from the past 70 years

Portrait of Douglas MacDiarmid (1970s), captured by Frank Hofmann. www.douglasmacdiarmid.com

Commentary

Insights into an adventurous life dedicated to paint

A cautionary tale: Recently we were alerted to this painting on ebay, claiming to be a signed 1965 Douglas MacDiarmid collage. Not so.
The American trader acting for the seller very responsibly took it down when told it was not a real one.
The web is rife with fakes and forgeries…research, take advice, be careful what you buy.

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A cautionary tale: Recently we were alerted to this painting on ebay, claiming to be a signed 1965 Douglas MacDiarmid collage. Not so. 
The American trader acting for the seller very responsibly took it down when told it was not a real one. 
The web is rife with fakes and forgeries…research, take advice, be careful what you buy.

Image: Sometimes things are not as they seem...

Anna Cahill, Toni Young and 5 others like this

Vicki HardingI’m happy you resolved the fake & that the seller responded in the correct way.

6 days ago
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Wendy Jane PerriamIt has nothing to do with Uncle Doug,s paintings. Style is all wrong.

2 days ago
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