New Zealand Fine Prints stock all prints for sale of paintings by Christchurch artist Bill Hammond (1947 - 2021). 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 are inspired by Hammond's trip to the sub-Antarctic Auckland Islands in 1991.
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. The "Placemakers 1" print by Hammond has now completely sold out but a further painting from Hammond's bird series "The Fall of Icarus" was then published as a fine art print (and later we listed an "extra large" new print of this artwork as well). 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.