Update July 2021 - there was supposed to be new series of Ralph Hotere prints due to be released in the second quarter of 2021. However production has been put back by six months, we estimate early 2022 for these to be for sale online here at New Zealand Fine Prints. Ralph Hotere (1931- 2013) was born in the Hokianga but studied art in Dunedin, having his first one-man show there in 1952. From 1960 for almost five years Hotere travelled around Europe, studying and exhibiting paintings which included the Sangro series, a tribute to his brother, a member of the Māori Battalion who had been killed in Italy. After returning to New Zealand, and winning the 1969 Frances Hodgkins Fellowship, Ralph Hotere settled at Carey's Bay near Dunedin. Hotere's works have included not only oils on canvas, but steel, hardboard and roofing iron; and his tools range from brushes to blowtorches to fine gold leaf.
We have had prints of the Ralph Hotere paintings Dawn/Water Poem and Black Painting XV available until relatively recently, however these prints are no longer available as the print runs have completely sold out and the respective publishers are not re-printing (we are not sure why, could be that gaining copyright clearance is a bit more complicated following the artist's death).