The Kaiahuwhenua and his Three Sons; Reuben Paterson; 2001; 2001/36


Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki


The Kaiahuwhenua and his Three Sons

About this object

Reuben Paterson’s exuberant glittering work is based on the artist’s re-telling of a French fable by Val Biro. Iit tells of three sons who discover their fathers ‘treasures’ through hard work. (Recent Contemporary Acquisitions, 2002)


Reuben Paterson

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Medium and Materials

glitter dust on canvas


1720 x 1720mm

Subject and Association Description

abstraction, motifs, Köwhaiwhai, fables, surface texture

Credit Line

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, purchased 2001

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awesome person 15 Apr 2014 23:40 PM,UTC

hi Reuben, wassup xxxxx

Mia 13 Aug 2013 01:51 AM,UTC

hello my name is mia i love you art work

wharewaka 06 Aug 2013 04:27 AM,UTC

where do u get your diamond dust and glitter dust

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