PM pays tribute to Ralph Hotere, Order of NZ
Rt Hon John Key
24 February 2013 Media Statement
PM pays tribute to Ralph Hotere, Order
Prime Minister John Key today paid tribute
to Ralph Hotere, one of New Zealand’s most important
artists, who has passed away aged 81.
“I extend my
sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Mr
Hotere, who was one of only a handful of New Zealanders to
be granted the country’s highest honour, the Order of New
Zealand,” says Mr Key.
“Mr Hotere had a career
spanning more than five decades and was a painter, sculptor
and collaborative artist.
“His work is represented in
major public and private collections both here and
Mr Hotere was appointed to the Order of New
Zealand in the New Year Honours List, 2012.
will be deeply mourned by the New Zealand artistic community
in particular,” says Mr Key.
“I extend my deepest
sympathies to the family and friends of Mr Hotere.”
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