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The bombing of the Greenpeace ship Rainbow Warrior, by French military agents in Auckland Harbour on 10 July 1985 introduced terrorism into New Zealand. From such a tragic event, Hanly created a birds-eye view of the Waitemata harbour. He transformed the boat into a ‘hope vessel or ark’.
By using a local disaster as the starting point for his series of paintings, Hanly reinforced his reputation as an artist who celebrates life and the living. (Golden, 2004)
- Fire and rainbow
- Production date
- enamel and acrylic on hardboard
- 1200 x 1206 mm
- FIRE & RAINBOW Hanly 85 (u.l.). (verso) FIRE & RAINBOW 1985 Hanly (u.c.).
- Credit line
- Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Friends of the Auckland Art Gallery Acquisitions Trust, 1986
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- Copying restrictions apply
- New Zealand Art
- Display status
- Not on display
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