The man from the future

By Andrew Clifford In Art

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22nd August, 2009
Len Lye, one of the most innovative artists of the last century, once remarked that the 21st century would be a good time for his work. He expected the means would then become available to fulfil the potential of his planned projects, allowing the world to catch up with his extraordinary vision. Certainly, the first decade of this century has treated Lye well: on the eve of the new millennium, a 48m-high carbon-fibre version of his Wind Wand was produced on the New Plymouth waterfront, followed by Wellington's 12m Water Whirler in 2006; in July 2000, a retrospective opened ...

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