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  Pat Hanly - WINNER of New Zealand Post Book Illustrative Non-Fiction Award 2013

Author : Gregory O'Brien
Contributions from John Coley, Quentin MacFarlane, Dick Ross and Barry Lett
Photographic Editior : Gil Hanly
Designed by Mei Ling Lee

300 x 300mm hardcover with French-fold jacket
276 pages with 2 foldouts
190 full colour plates and 50 photographs

Standard Edition $65 + $8 p&p
printed on 150gsm paper

Collectors' Edition $295
Only 100 printed on 170gsm paper contained in a slipcase.

In addition, a reproduction of the cover image and box of cards are also included. Numbered and signed by all contributors.
Only available from Ron Sang Publications

Over a career spanning four decades, Pat Hanly proposed a new manner of looking at New Zealand - the land and its people. His art heralded new ways of thinking about this country - as a nation that belonged to the young and the adventurous, to the dreamers and to those who could see the vital place the island nation could have within Polynesia and the broader Pacific.

Featuring nearly 300 colour plates and over 50 photographs, this large-format publication offers an unprecendented record of Hanly's effervescent, brilliant paintings, many of which have achieved iconic status. Alongside an essay by Gregory O'Brien which focuses on the artist's immensely productive relationship with the city of Auckland, the book includes illuminating memoirs by four of Hanly's closes friends.

An annotated and profusely illustrated chronology provides an overview of the artist's life, while sampling critical and art historical reactions along the way. The large-scale reproductions offer an emphatic account of what must stand as the most vivid, animated body of paintings by a single artist to have yet hailed from these shores.




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