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Buck Nin

Darcy Nicholas remembers Buck Nin, his friend and fellow artist

<P>Buck Nin is an artist of Ng&#257;ti Toa Rang&#257;tira and Ng&#257;ti Raukawa descent. His art work <EM>The canoe prow</EM> is on display in the exhibition <EM>Te Ao Hou</EM> | <EM>Modern M&#257;ori Art</EM>.</P> <P>This recording was created for the <EM>Ng&#257; Toi</EM> | <EM>Arts Te Papa</EM> audio guide, spring 2014.</P>

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The canoe prow

Buck Nin, The canoe prow, 1965, oil on board,
Purchased 2000 with New Zealand Lottery Grants Board funds.
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