Ninoko Nui / Dazzling Life
Oil & ink on canvas
2000 x 2000 mm
Signed John Puhiatau Pule, dated 2004
Inscribed: ‘Ninoko nui, dazzling life’ in ink verso
Illustrated : Nicholas Thomas (ed) ‘Hauaga: The Art of John Pule’ (Otago University Press, 2010) plate.63 pp.126 & 127
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John Pule was born in the village of Liku in Niue, and immigrated to New Zealand at the age of two in 1964. John Pule is arguably one of the Pacific’s most significant artists. He has been at the forefront of contemporary New Zealand art since he began his painting practice in the early 1990s. His work is held in major public collections in Australasia including Auckland Art Gallery, Te Papa Tongarewa, The National Gallery of Victoria and Queensland Art Gallery.