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Title

Still from 'Hands'

03 April 1977

Artists

Pat Larter

England, Australia

08 Jul 1936 – 06 Oct 1996

Richard Larter

England, Australia

19 May 1929 – 25 Jul 2014

  • Details

    Date
    03 April 1977
    Media category
    Collage
    Materials used
    cardboard and two gelatin silver photographs
    Dimensions
    22.0 x 28.0 cm
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    National Art Archive. Gift of Richard Larter 1999
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    ARC153.1034.8
    Copyright
    © Estate of Pat Larter © Richard Larter. Licensed by Copyright Aegncy

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    Works in the collection

    111

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    Works in the collection

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    Pat Larter's 'Hands' performance was performed in Wellington, New Zealand, on 3 April 1977. The Larters noted that this performance was 'for the 'Hands' show in Wellington. It is possible that this was a satellite performance inspired by Luit Bieringa's exhibition 'A Show of Hands', which opened at the Manawatu Art Gallery in 1977. Reviews noted that 'Up in the mezzanine gallery the more vanguard art was shown: a Bruce Barber video tape Hand Game for Artists, Politicians and Solipsists, plus photo pieces, mail art and other contemporary works. In the lecture/film room, Brian McNeill's specially commissioned synchronised tape and slide presentation was shown to curious and aghast audiences. No doubt the title Hand Erotic Moves Divine lured many people to see a technically superb work. Films related to hands also screened, making the entire Show of Hands an exhausting journey through many different approaches and attitudes to art.'

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