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Te Papa curator Megan Tamati-Quennell on Ralph Hotere's <EM>Black painting</EM>


<P>M&#257;ori artist Ralph Hotere acknowledges <EM>Black painting</EM> as a pivotal work in his career. With it, he achieved the artistic ideal he was striving for -- elegance of execution and simplicity of form. </P> <P>See the painting in <EM>Ng&#257;Toi</EM> | <EM>Arts Te Papa</EM></P> <P data-associrn="1040499"></P>

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Black painting

Ralph Hotere, Black painting, 1968, enamel paint on glass,
Purchased 1997 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds.
© Reproduced courtesy of Ralph Hotere
Full object info is available on collections.tepapa.govt.nz