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  • John Perry Collection

  • John Perry Collection

  • John Perry Collection


07 August 2014 - 26 September 2014

John Perry says:

It all started with a vintage pair of child’s boots in mint condition that I had come by in the early 1970’s and then put on display in the local museum. The second acquisition in my collection was another child’s boot that I rescued from the Kaukapakapa rubbish dump in the mid 1970’s, the rest is history. There were a couple of other shoe-related factors that have contributed to my collecting of this material. One was my visit to the first exhibition of shoes in a museum in New Zealand, in the early 1990’s, at the Dowse Art Museum. The second was my contact, over a 20 year period in Rotorua, with an amazing woman collector Norma Evans. She had amassed during her lifetime a collection of over 3000 miniature shoes from around the world.

These factors in retrospect have all contributed to my collecting these nineteenth and twentieth century artefacts. I trust that you enjoy this humble installation.

John Perry

John Perry is a private and professional collector. In careers as an artist, gallerist and inspirational director of a public art museum he has remained a committed private collector. His own collection is renowned as being vast in scope, globally concerned, unorthodox in content and historically significant. He now works as a collector/retailer and consultant to auction houses, other collectors and public institutions.