HOTERE, Ralph;

Sangro No. 30

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Mixed media on board
755 x 605mm

This work is one of a series produced by the artist following his visit to the Sangro River War Cemetery, where his brother was buried. From 1961 until 1965, he lived in London, studying at the Central School of Art and Design. He visited Italy in 1963. Sangro No. 30 contains many of the hallmarks of Hotere’s later painting: high contrast between dark and light, geometric underscoring of imagery, a strong linearity with a tendency towards repetition, and the use of stencilled words. The Sangro series is marked by a generalised mood established through dominant blacks and browns, as well as thickly textured paint application.

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Exhibition History

Ralph Hotere: Recent Work, Municipal Art Gallery, Middlesbrough, United Kingdom, 21 March to 11 April 1964


Challenge Collection (later Fletcher Trust Collection), purchased from RKS, Tāmaki Makaurau, 1983


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