Dawn/Water Poem by Ralph Hotere
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Dawn/Water Poem by Ralph Hotere

Print Code: 8286
NZNZ$99.95 Endangered

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Image size in millimetres: 660 x 900

*Please note we are starting to run low on stock of this print, it's now in our endangered collection as once it has sold out the publisher is not re-printing. 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 one of only two prints 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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