Guns & Roses (Portrait of Hongi Hika) by Lester Hall
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Guns & Roses (Portrait of Hongi Hika) by Lester Hall

Print Code: 9086
NZNZ$395.00


Contemporary NZ Edition Print

Picture size in millimetres: 485 x 330
Signed studio printed edition on Epson Velvet fine art paper using K3 archival inks by contemporary NZ print-maker Lester Hall

Portrait of Hongi Hika from Nga Puhi. Hongi Hika was an important Maori military leader during the musket wars in the early 19th Century. In this print Hall celebrates Hika's adoption of Pakeha weapons and agricultural techniques (the honey bees) as well as his visit to England (symbolised by the English rose) in 1819-1821. This edition is part of Hall's _Aotearoaland_ series.

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