The Shaman (Red)

Gavin Hipkins (New Zealander, b.1968), Artist 2006 © All rights reserved See full details

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Hipkins has produced three of these works – 'The Shaman (Blue)' 2006 in Te Papa’s collection, 'The Shaman (Yellow)' 2006, and this work.

They were printed in 2017 for inclusion in 'Gavin Hipkins: The Domain', on show at The Dowse 25 November 2017 - 2 April 2018.

The work was included in the exhibition by the curator (Courtney Johnston) as a contrast to Hipkin’s “massed” works, such as the early 'Falls,' 'The Colony' and 'The Field', all shown in the same gallery as 'The Shaman (Red)' and 'The Shaman (Yellow)'.

As works made in 2006 but realised for the exhibition in 2017, they were also included to contrast with Hipkins’ most recent works, the 'Block Paintings', which have a similar approach to cropping and extreme magnification.
The Shaman (Red)
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c-type print
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Collection of The Dowse Art Museum, purchased 2017
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