Shigeyuki Kihara

Daughter of the High Chief

Daughter of the High Chief by Shigeyuki Kihara

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In a scene combining glamour and humour, the daughter of the High Chief appears regal and oblivious as a white ghost haunts her from behind a French rococo-style sofa. Originally conceived as a fashion editorial for Pulp magazine in 2001, Yuki Kihara used friends as models to profile ‘urban Pacific street culture as an avant-garde movement driven by pro-Pacific thought’. In this photograph, singer Teremoana Rapley (of Upper Hutt Posse and Moana and the Moahunters) wears a shirt by World, skirt by Carlson, necklace by artist Sofia Tekela-Smith and holds a fan by artist Ela To’omaga.

Daughter of the High Chief
Production date
gelatin silver print
507 x 610 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 2012
Accession no
Other ID
X2012/1/1 Old Accession Number
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New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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