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DAWN WATER POEM
by Ralph Hotere | Art Print


THE PRINT

We are very excited to present for the first time one of Ralph Hotere's most iconic works as an affordable open edition art print. Dawn/Water Poem brings together the work of two of New Zealand’s pre-eminent artists – painter Ralph Hotere and poet Bill Manhire. It was made 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 of the same name and transformed it into a visual experience. 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 premium quality art print has been produced on medium weight fine art stock using lightfast pigment based inks resulting in a sharp, vivid image with a high degree of color accuracy.

Size: 66cm x 86cm

Please note that this art print does not come framed.

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THE ARTIST

Ralph Hotere was one of New Zealand's most acclaimed and provocative artists.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

* Bid with confidence. We are one of NZ's largest art retailers.

* Your print will be wrapped in acid free tissue paper and shipped to you in a heavy duty mailing tube. It will be packaged with the utmost of care to ensure that it arrives in perfect condition. In the unlikely event that your print is damaged in transit we will replace the print at no additional cost.

* We are confident that you will love your new print. If however you are not completely satisfied we will be more than happy to offer you an exchange, or a refund, provided that the print is returned to us in its original condition within 7 days of receipt. Please click here to ask a question
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  • Store location: Auckland City, Auckland, NZ

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