Cordys

Ralph Hotere

Estimate: $22,000 - $32,000


Lot Description

Ralph Hotere, 'Song Cycle - A Wind Goes', acrylic on canvas, title inscribed on canvas verso, title inscribed, signed and dated 1975 on stretcher verso, 1200 x 450mm. Note: Bill Manhire's poem written out in Hotere's hand on label affixed verso 'The Wind (II) A wind goes out over the fields. A shadow grows where I touch you. What is this distance? Whose hand is quietly waving?'. Canvas tear towards the lower right corner. Sold Webb's 8/4/2003. This work reflects the five large banners Hotere made in 1975 as part of the stage design for a performance at Sound Movement Theatre's production of 'Song Cycle' in Dunedin. Bill Manhire’s poetry inspired the dance and banner design. The arts writer Gregory O'Brien noted 'the banners are Hotere's most explicit statement about the relationship between art forms- in this case visual art, poetry, music and dance.’