Giving art and antiques the royal treatment

A Canterbury artist spent four years on a piece of artwork (lower left) as a gift for Prince William, Kate and George. She also added some last minute changes including aroha nui ("love received, love returned.") hearts and ANZAC poppies. She had the privilege of giving it in person during the recent royal mosque visit in Christchurch before our Riccarton service centre shipped it off to Kensington Palace.

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Pack and Send were in awe with veneration of Home Gallery Fine Arts artist Istvan Denes sculpture when assigned delivery for an international art investing couple.  The Pack and Send manager remarked it was the coolest sculpture he had seen, and asked to include it in there promotion newsletter.  See there newsletter extract and ‘cool consignments’ selection below: (Istvan Denes sculpture, image center).       


Dear Ahmed

I know this letter will find you, although I am unsure of precisely where that will be.  And once you receive it, please share it with the others who left with you that day...

I know you meet and talk from time to time.  They are bound to tell you about their families just as you tell them about Shadia and your Son.  And about your friends.  You are there while we remain here.  I find it too painful to talk about you, the loss is overwhelming.  But my thoughts are with you all whenever I pass by Deans Avenue or Linwood Avenue, or walk by the Botanic Gardens or see the ‘Kia Kaha’ decals on cars.  And you were all with me in the studio when I struggled with my chosen medium of wood and nature, to convey truth as I see it.  I do not have words but use sculpted wooden forms to speak on my behalf.

I know you understand my message.

I am grateful to fate for having met you.

Istvan Denes

Pack & Send select Denes sculpture for # cool consignments

Tributes of Aroha exhibition shows work from Denes at Public Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Tributes of Aroha, Istvan Denes wooden sculpture