NZ mourns the loss of artistic genius Ralph Hotere
25 February 2013
NZ mourns the loss of artistic genius
Labour has today paid tribute to
Ralph Hotere who will forever be remembered as one of New
Zealand’s greatest artists.
“We send our sincere
condolences to the family and friends of Ralph Hotere as
they mourn his passing. He is a huge loss, not only to those
who knew him but also to the many people around the world
who appreciate his fine works of art,” said Labour Leader
“Ralph Hotere was one of this
country’s most important contemporary artists. His works
were provocative and thoughtful. He boldly tackled
controversial political issues and challenged our way of
“Ralph Hotere was recognised for his
life-long service to New Zealand when he was appointed to
the Order of New Zealand last year.
“We thank him
for his contribution and mourn his loss. Ralph Hotere leaves
behind a legacy of art work that will ensure he is never
forgotten,” said David Shearer.
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