Prints for sale of paintings by Christchurch artist Bill Hammond (1947 - 2021) at NZ Fine Prints. Hammond was one of New Zealand's most influential contemporary painters. He attended Ilam Art School 1966-68 and made toys before painting full-time from 1981. His famous bird paintings were inspired by Hammond's trip to the sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands in 1991. In very late 2020 two new Bill Hammond prints were published, part of a new series of ultra high quality giclee prints in the same proportions as the original paintings. The prints are of "Traffic Cop Bay" and another untitled artwork depicting a blood red heart surrounded by hybrid bird-human figures that Hammond painted in 1987.
A few years ago prints of two of Bill Hammond's paintings were published to co-incide with a major retrospective exhibition that toured NZ galleries however "Placemakers 1" and "Jingle Jangle Morning" prints by Hammond are now completely sold - as is a further print of another well-known painting from Hammond's bird series "The Fall of Icarus" that was available from a commercial publihser for a few years but they no longer have the rights to continue.