Max Gimblett

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1935


  • 1987-1990
  • Sumi ink on handmade 100% cotton paper (United States)
  • The Max Gimblett and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett Gift
  • 508 x 508mm
  • 2011/028

“In 1983, the skull arrived in my work as a motif. I understand its presence as an element of my preparation for leaving my body. It is an aspect of one’s death.” —Max Gimblett (Max Gimblett: Ocean Wheel, 1 August – 15 November 2020)