Te Papa is deeply saddened by the death yesterday of Ralph Hotere – one of the country’s greatest artists. Our thoughts go out to his family, his friends, and the arts community.
Ralph once commented that ‘There are few things I can say about my work that are better than saying nothing’. Keeping this in mind, to remember this remarkable artist and his incredible contribution to New Zealand art, here is a selection of his works in Te Papa’s collection.
If you are in Wellington we invite you to come into Te Papa and view one of Hotere’s last great works, ‘VOID’ (2006) made with long-time collaborator Bill Culbert.
From tomorrow morning, the following work will also be on public display in tribute:
- Megan Tamati-Quennell (Curator, Contemporary Maori and Indigenous Art) and Sarah Farrar (Curator, Contemporary Art)