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Michael Parekowhai

The Story of a New Zealand River

The Story of a New Zealand River by Michael Parekowhai

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Parekowhai has contemporised and ornamented a concert grand piano, which for some is an archetypal European taonga or treasure. Adorning the piano are carved roses and arum lilies which carry the weight of celebration, yearning and loss. The lilies are tribute to an unbeatable performance, and unrecoverable music. (Chic Colonials: Ataahua, 2003)

Title
The Story of a New Zealand River
Artist/creator
Production date
2001
Medium
paua, capiz, lacquer and wood on a concert grand piano
Size (h x w)
1015 x 1580 x 2725 mm
Credit line
The Auckland Triennial Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from the Thanksgiving Foundation, 2001
Accession no
L2001/26
Copyright
Copying restrictions apply
Department
New Zealand Art
Display status
Not on display

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