Dawn/Water Poem by Ralph Hotere
Fine Art PrintImage size in millimetres: 660 x 900
Beautiful large print of Hotere's Dawn/Water Poem painting. The original painting remixes a poem by poet Bill Manhire. It was painted at a time of strong protest against the French nuclear testing programme carried out on the Pacific atoll of Mururoa during the 1980s. Hotere has taken Manhire's poem "Dawn/Water" and transformed it into a visual experience. When the painting was shown at Christchurch Art Gallery it was described in the following terms "The collaboration has produced a pointedly beautiful political statement. In nautical terms, an _x' means _keep away'. To Manhire's repeated word _sunrise' Hotere has added _Mururoa', using a vivid red to suggest apocalypse, anger and sacrifice."
This is the only print of a Ralph Hotere painting currently available. We have similar prints of work by important NZ artists like Hotere for sale in these collections at New Zealand's specialist art print store:
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