Ralph Hotere

Aotearoa New Zealand, b.1931, d.2013
Te Aupōuri, Muriwhenua, Māori

Black Painting

  • 1969
  • Acrylic on canvas
  • William A Sutton bequest, 2000
  • Reproduced by permission of the Hotere Foundation Trust
  • 1043 x 944mm
  • 2000/44

For the exhibition Untitled #1050 (25 November 2017 – 14 October 2018) this work was displayed with the following label:

“No object, and certainly no painting, is seen in the same way by everyone, yet most people want an unmistakeable meaning which is accessible to all in a work of art. It is the spectator which provides the change and meaning in these works.”

—Ralph Hotere, 1973

Exhibition History