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      • JOHN PULE, UNTITLED 1998, INK AND ACRYLIC ON PAPER, SIGNED AND DATED LOWER CENTRE, 75 X 56CM, FRAME SIZE: 79 X 60CM
        Jul. 27, 2023

        JOHN PULE, UNTITLED 1998, INK AND ACRYLIC ON PAPER, SIGNED AND DATED LOWER CENTRE, 75 X 56CM, FRAME SIZE: 79 X 60CM

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        JOHN PULE, UNTITLED 1998, INK AND ACRYLIC ON PAPER, SIGNED AND DATED LOWER CENTRE, 75 X 56CM, FRAME SIZE: 79 X 60CM

        Leonard Joel
      • JOHN PULE, FROM BURN MY HEAD IN HEAVEN 1998, INK AND ACRYLIC ON PAPER, SIGNED AND DATED LOWER CENTRE, 56.5 X 75CM, FRAME SIZE: 60.5...
        Jul. 27, 2023

        JOHN PULE, FROM BURN MY HEAD IN HEAVEN 1998, INK AND ACRYLIC ON PAPER, SIGNED AND DATED LOWER CENTRE, 56.5 X 75CM, FRAME SIZE: 60.5...

        Est: $700 - $1,000

        JOHN PULE, FROM BURN MY HEAD IN HEAVEN 1998, INK AND ACRYLIC ON PAPER, SIGNED AND DATED LOWER CENTRE, 56.5 X 75CM, FRAME SIZE: 60.5 X 79.5CM

        Leonard Joel
      • JOHN PULE, UNTITLED 1998, INK AND ACRYLIC ON PAPER, SIGNED AND DATED LOWER CENTRE, 75 X 56CM, FRAME SIZE: 79 X 60CM
        Jul. 13, 2023

        JOHN PULE, UNTITLED 1998, INK AND ACRYLIC ON PAPER, SIGNED AND DATED LOWER CENTRE, 75 X 56CM, FRAME SIZE: 79 X 60CM

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        JOHN PULE, UNTITLED 1998, INK AND ACRYLIC ON PAPER, SIGNED AND DATED LOWER CENTRE, 75 X 56CM, FRAME SIZE: 79 X 60CM

        Leonard Joel
      • JOHN PULE, FROM BURN MY HEAD IN HEAVEN 1998, INK AND ACRYLIC ON PAPER, SIGNED AND DATED LOWER CENTRE, 56.5 X 75CM, FRAME SIZE: 60.5...
        Jul. 13, 2023

        JOHN PULE, FROM BURN MY HEAD IN HEAVEN 1998, INK AND ACRYLIC ON PAPER, SIGNED AND DATED LOWER CENTRE, 56.5 X 75CM, FRAME SIZE: 60.5...

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        JOHN PULE, FROM BURN MY HEAD IN HEAVEN 1998, INK AND ACRYLIC ON PAPER, SIGNED AND DATED LOWER CENTRE, 56.5 X 75CM, FRAME SIZE: 60.5 X 79.5CM

        Leonard Joel
      • JOHN PULE, OMONUO, 2004
        May. 23, 2023

        JOHN PULE, OMONUO, 2004

        Est: $1,000 - $1,500

        JOHN PULE New Zealand, born 1962 OMONUO, 2004 lithograph on paper 72.5 x 60.5 cm (sheet) 89.0 x 76.0 cm (frame) edition: 11/30 signed, dated, numbered and inscribed with title below image PROVENANCE Private collection, Melbourne, acquired in 2007 RELATED WORK Another example of this print is held in the collection of Auckland Art Gallery | Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland This work is located in our Melbourne Gallery This work is in excellent, stable and near original condition. The work is float mounted under Perspex. The work is hinge mounted to the support. The work has not been viewed out of its frame. Under ultraviolet light inspection, there is no evidence of past restoration.

        Deutscher and Hackett
      • John Pule (Né en 1962) Days go by huile, vernis, encre, pastel et peinture
        Jun. 29, 2022

        John Pule (Né en 1962) Days go by huile, vernis, encre, pastel et peinture

        Est: €25,000 - €35,000

        John Pule (Né en 1962) Days go by huile, vernis, encre, pastel et peinture émaillée sur toile 150 x 150 cm.

        Christie's
      • John Pule (Né en 1962) "Magaaho uha, momoko" signé et daté 'John Pule 2021
        Mar. 01, 2022

        John Pule (Né en 1962) "Magaaho uha, momoko" signé et daté 'John Pule 2021

        Est: €5,000 - €7,000

        John Pule (Né en 1962) "Magaaho uha, momoko" signé et daté 'John Pule 2021 sept' (en bas à gauche); titré ''magaaho uha momoko'' (en bas au centre) encre sur papier 104 x 75.5 cm. Réalisé en 2021. "signed and…

        Christie's
      • John Pule (Né en 1962) Manako "signé, titré et daté 'John Pule 2021 ''Manak
        Mar. 01, 2022

        John Pule (Né en 1962) Manako "signé, titré et daté 'John Pule 2021 ''Manak

        Est: €15,000 - €25,000

        John Pule (Né en 1962) Manako "signé, titré et daté 'John Pule 2021 ''Manako''' (en bas à droite)" "huile, vernis, encre, pastel et peinture émaillée sur toile" 100 x 101 cm. Peint en 2021. "signed, titled and…

        Christie's
      • John Pule (Né en 1962) "Your life goes on, even without my face" "signé et
        Mar. 01, 2022

        John Pule (Né en 1962) "Your life goes on, even without my face" "signé et

        Est: €5,000 - €7,000

        John Pule (Né en 1962) "Your life goes on, even without my face" "signé et daté 'Oct 2021 John Pule' (en bas à gauche); titré et inscrit ''your life goes on, even without my face [...]'' (en bas au…

        Christie's
      • John Pule (Né en 1962) We stayed all day "signé, titré et daté 'J. Pule 202
        Mar. 01, 2022

        John Pule (Né en 1962) We stayed all day "signé, titré et daté 'J. Pule 202

        Est: €20,000 - €30,000

        John Pule (Né en 1962) We stayed all day "signé, titré et daté 'J. Pule 2021 ''We stayed all day''' (en bas à gauche)" "huile, vernis, encre, pastel et peinture émaillée sur toile" 150 x 150.5 cm. "Peint en…

        Christie's
      • John Pule, (b.1967), Pulenoa Triptych 1995, Lithograph ed. Artist Proof
        Sep. 06, 2021

        John Pule, (b.1967), Pulenoa Triptych 1995, Lithograph ed. Artist Proof

        Est: $4,000 - $6,000

        John Pule (b.1967) Pulenoa Triptych 1995 Lithograph ed. Artist Proof Signed lower right

        Theodore Bruce
      • JOHN PULE (1962 - ) E. Tupu Noa, 1994 lithograph ed. 5/22 53 x 60 cm (frame: 77 x 83 x 3 cm) signed and dated lower right
        Jul. 29, 2021

        JOHN PULE (1962 - ) E. Tupu Noa, 1994 lithograph ed. 5/22 53 x 60 cm (frame: 77 x 83 x 3 cm) signed and dated lower right

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        JOHN PULE (1962 - ) E. Tupu Noa, 1994 lithograph ed. 5/22 53 x 60 cm (frame: 77 x 83 x 3 cm) signed and dated lower right

        Lawsons
      • JOHN PULE (New Zealand, born 1962) Naau 1994 woodblock ed. A/P
        Jul. 28, 2021

        JOHN PULE (New Zealand, born 1962) Naau 1994 woodblock ed. A/P

        Est: $800 - $1,200

        JOHN PULE (New Zealand, born 1962) Naau 1994 woodblock ed. A/P editioned, titled, signed and dated in pencil below image 34.5 x 52.5cm

        Leonard Joel
      • John Pule Pulenoa Trytich Lithograph Artist Proof
        Jun. 28, 2021

        John Pule Pulenoa Trytich Lithograph Artist Proof

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        John Pule Pulenoa Trytich Lithograph Artist Proof Artist's Proof (of 22 numbered series), signed, dated 1995, framed. Acquired from the artist, 1997. Provenance Collection of a scholar who worked in PNG over several decades.

        Theodore Bruce
      • John Pule and Gregory O’Brien - Maea Tino
        May. 31, 2020

        John Pule and Gregory O’Brien - Maea Tino

        Est: ₱26,000 - ₱33,800

        signed and dated 2010 (lower right) etching, aquatint and viscosity roll 25 cm x 18 cm

        Leon Gallery
      • John Pule and Gregory O’Brien - Song of the Drunken Dry Land (for AR)
        May. 31, 2020

        John Pule and Gregory O’Brien - Song of the Drunken Dry Land (for AR)

        Est: ₱31,000 - ₱40,300

        signed and dated 2010 (lower right) Relief etching 16.5 cm x 25.5 cm

        Leon Gallery
      • JOHN PULE (b. 1962) - Fek Umaika Takaia Tautui Hanga Tua
        Nov. 27, 2019

        JOHN PULE (b. 1962) - Fek Umaika Takaia Tautui Hanga Tua

        Est: $1,500 - $2,500

        JOHN PULE (b. 1962) Fek Umaika Takaia Tautui Hanga Tua Lithograoh, edition 2/40, Signed, inscribed Fek Umaika Takaia Tautui Hanga Tua and dated 2004 73 x 59cm

        International Art Centre
      • John Pule (New Zealand, b. 1962)
        Aug. 29, 2017

        John Pule (New Zealand, b. 1962)

        Est: $20,000 - $30,000

        Tapuakiaga, 2001, oil, ink and enamel on canvas, signed, dated and inscribed l.r.c. 'John Puhiatau Pule 2001, Tapuakiaga',

        Shapiro Auctioneers
      • JOHN PULE Many times at night I sit up and watch you sleep
        Sep. 21, 2016

        JOHN PULE Many times at night I sit up and watch you sleep

        Est: $500 - $700

        JOHN PULE Many times at night I sit up and watch you sleep lithograph,8/30 signed and dated 2002 419mm x 295mm PROVENANCE Acquired by the present owner from Gow Langsford Gallery.

        Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
      • JOHN PULE Sofia
        Sep. 21, 2016

        JOHN PULE Sofia

        Est: $500 - $700

        JOHN PULE Sofia lithograph, 8/30 signed and dated 2002 419mm x 295mm PROVENANCE Acquired by the present owner from Gow Langsford Gallery.

        Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
      • JOHN PULE born 1962, New Zealand, TAPUAKIAGA, 2001, oil, ink and enamel on canvas
        Apr. 30, 2014

        JOHN PULE born 1962, New Zealand, TAPUAKIAGA, 2001, oil, ink and enamel on canvas

        Est: $30,000 - $40,000

        JOHN PULE born 1962, New Zealand, TAPUAKIAGA, 2001, oil, ink and enamel on canvas SIGNED: signed, dated and inscribed lower right: John Puhiatau Pule 2001 / TAPUAKIAGA DIMENSIONS: 200.0 x 180.0 cm EXHIBITED: John Pule: Recent Paintings, Gow Langsford Gallery, Sydney, 2003 PROVENANCE: Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand Private collection, Brisbane ESSAY: Born in Niue in 1962 and emigrating to New Zealand at the age of two, esteemed poet and novelist John Pule first gained international recognition as an artist during the early nineties with his large unstretched canvases which, inspired by the aesthetics of traditional Niuean bark-cloth painting (hiapo), intertwine his own deeply personal experiences with contentious contemporary issues of colonialism and Christianity in the Pacific. Invariably employing a grid-like format which divided the canvas into rectangular cells, the aptly named 'hiapo paintings' featured a bewildering variety of imagery from abstract geometrical patterns to comic strip-like religious narratives and a plethora of hybrid creatures, humans and objects (some immediately recognisable, others derived from Niuean mythology or his imagination). Richly inventive and dynamic, such compositions revealed Pule as a highly original artist straddling several cultures in his underlying concerns with identity and migration, colonisation and the destruction of indigenous culture. Although strongly evocative of the Pacific however, his art was recognised as being at once more universal, more historical and more political than his Polynesian peers, akin rather to the important New Zealand artist of Maori descent, Ralph Hotere (1931 - 2013), who often engaged with international struggles from South Africa to Palestine. Extolling the searing individuality of Pule's voice, Nicholas Thomas asserts, he has 'no precedent in either traditional Polynesian art or modern Western genres'.1 At the dawn of the new millennium, Pule daringly abandoned this hiapo-grid idiom to embark instead upon the radically different 'cloud paintings', exemplified magnificently here by Tapuakiaga, 2001. His most celebrated achievement to date, the series invariably features surreal cloudscapes where rust red (or green) clouds of variable size, number and distribution, are surmounted by miniscule black-ink drawings detailing a proliferation of figures and forms: as Garrett elaborates, 'hybrid bird-like lizards, botanical motifs, birds, the Christian cross, Pacific church buildings, aeroplanes, broken aeroplanes mounted by two-headed monsters, ambulances, decapitated heads, fantastical creatures breathing fire, skulls, sex acts, island silhouettes ...'2 Indeed, in a manner reminiscent of the heterogeneous visions of Netherlandish proto-surrealist Hieronymus Bosch, many of the characters between and atop clouds are dismembered and calamities seem to be unfolding everywhere. Often linking the clouds are huge precarious ladders and falling tendrils of the ti mata alea (Cordyline tree), believed in Niuean culture to be the plant from which human life evolved. Symbolising the origins of his people, the flowering vines also bear strong personal significance for Pule whose family brought native Niuean plants with them to New Zealand to establish in the soil of their new home - an attempt to find anchorage that resonates throughout his art. Although mourning a loss of cultural identity both for himself and the wider Pacific community, such works resist any overt postcolonial statement. Rather Pule's allusions to the dislocation and pain caused by migration and amalgamation with Western beliefs and society are always subtle and executed with ironic control; as David Eggleton elucidates, 'His paintings are miniature museums of ethnology ... Now and again, there is rupture and erasure, rubbing, smearing, blotting, but all done with delicacy and finesse.'3 Similarly, that Pule constructs his bloody skyscapes from the view of aeroplanes - sites and instruments of global terror since 11 September 2001 - suggests a meditation upon this new era of international conflict and violence. Yet as elsewhere within his oeuvre, such condemnation of humanity's capacity for meaningless abuse is inevitably counterbalanced by a sense of optimism and insistence upon empathy; as the artist poignantly muses, 'I chose clouds and the sky because they feature so powerfully in the Bible. The sky is second only to the sea as a place that fills my imagination with awe. I see this space as a sort of backdrop to a place that is ideal, you know, a place that is full of metaphors for social change.'4 1. Thomas, N., Possessions, Indigenous Art/Colonial Culture, Thames and Hudson, London, 1999 2. Garrett, R., 'Walking with Letters: Michael Parekowhai, John Reynolds, John Pule,' Artlink, vol. 27, no.1, 2007, pp. 46-49 3. Eggleton, D., 'John Pule and the Psychic Territory of Polynesia', Art New Zealand, 2001, p. 65 4. Pule cited in Durrant, J., 'Odes of a Restless Spirit: John Pule', Art Asia Pacific, vol. 67, March/April 2010, pp. 86-91 VERONICA ANGELATOS

        Deutscher and Hackett
      • John Pule Star signed and dated 2000 370mm x 495mm
        Feb. 26, 2013

        John Pule Star signed and dated 2000 370mm x 495mm

        Est: $600 - $1,000

        John Pule Star signed and dated 2000 370mm x 495mm

        Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
      • JOHN PULE Self Portrait Etching edition of 10
        Feb. 19, 2012

        JOHN PULE Self Portrait Etching edition of 10

        Est: -

        JOHN PULE Self Portrait Etching edition of 10 Signed, inscribed & dated 1999

        International Art Centre
      • Art Work by: John Pule
        Aug. 17, 2011

        Art Work by: John Pule

        Est: -

        Art Work by: John Pule - Self Portrait

        International Art Centre
      • John Pule
        Mar. 29, 2011

        John Pule

        Est: $15,000 - $25,000

        John Pule, Restless Spirit, title inscribed, signed and dated 2000

        Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
      • John Pule Nofo La Koe oil on unstretched canvas
        Nov. 30, 2010

        John Pule Nofo La Koe oil on unstretched canvas

        Est: $30,000 - $50,000

        John Pule Nofo La Koe oil on unstretched canvas title inscribed, signed and dated 1999 verso

        Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
      • John Pule Taketake mo e Vaka 1800 x 1300mm
        Nov. 25, 2010

        John Pule Taketake mo e Vaka 1800 x 1300mm

        Est: $25,000 - $35,000

        John Pule Taketake mo e Vaka 1800 x 1300mm

        ART+OBJECT
      • Naau; artwork by John Pule
        Aug. 26, 2010

        Naau; artwork by John Pule

        Est: -

        Naau; artwork by John Pule

        International Art Centre
      • Perturbed Visitor; artwork by John Pule
        Aug. 26, 2010

        Perturbed Visitor; artwork by John Pule

        Est: -

        Perturbed Visitor; artwork by John Pule

        International Art Centre
      • Lenonga Kia Koe; artwork by John Pule
        Aug. 26, 2010

        Lenonga Kia Koe; artwork by John Pule

        Est: -

        Lenonga Kia Koe; artwork by John Pule

        International Art Centre
      • John Pule Mahina lithograph, 34/40 title
        Jun. 24, 2010

        John Pule Mahina lithograph, 34/40 title

        Est: $1,500 - $2,000

        John Pule Mahina lithograph, 34/40 title inscribed, signed and dated 2004 760 x 605mm

        ART+OBJECT
      • John Pule Fenonga Kia Koe lithograph, 71/100 title
        Jun. 24, 2010

        John Pule Fenonga Kia Koe lithograph, 71/100 title

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        John Pule Fenonga Kia Koe lithograph, 71/100 title inscribed, signed and dated 2002 760 x 570mm

        ART+OBJECT
      • John Pule Maholo title inscribed and signed verso
        Mar. 30, 2010

        John Pule Maholo title inscribed and signed verso

        Est: $30,000 - $40,000

        John Pule Maholo title inscribed and signed verso 2010mm x 1700mm

        Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
      • John Pule What I May Need oil on canvas title
        Mar. 25, 2010

        John Pule What I May Need oil on canvas title

        Est: $38,000 - $50,000

        John Pule What I May Need oil on canvas title inscribed, signed and dated 1999 verso 2470 x 1825mm

        ART+OBJECT
      • John Pule Taketake mo e Vaka oil on unstretched
        Mar. 25, 2010

        John Pule Taketake mo e Vaka oil on unstretched

        Est: $28,000 - $40,000

        John Pule Taketake mo e Vaka oil on unstretched canvas 1800 x 1300mm

        ART+OBJECT
      • John Pule Transcontinental title inscribed, signed
        May. 12, 2009

        John Pule Transcontinental title inscribed, signed

        Est: $5,000 - $7,000

        John Pule Transcontinental title inscribed, signed and dated 2008 455mm x 505mm

        Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
      • John Pule Taulani oil on unstretched canvas title
        Apr. 02, 2009

        John Pule Taulani oil on unstretched canvas title

        Est: $25,000 - $35,000

        John Pule Taulani oil on unstretched canvas title inscribed, signed and dated 2003 2020 x 1815mm Provenance: Private Collection, Auckland

        ART+OBJECT
      • John Pule I Had a Mind as Invisible as Light, My
        Apr. 02, 2009

        John Pule I Had a Mind as Invisible as Light, My

        Est: $45,000 - $65,000

        John Pule I Had a Mind as Invisible as Light, My Hands Spent One Day as an Angel and for Thirty Five Years I Had Hair as Wonderful as the Sun oil and ink on canvas title inscribed, signed and dated 2001 and variously inscribed 2000 x 1800mm Provenance: Private collection, Auckland

        ART+OBJECT
      • John Pule Let's Gather Here title inscribed and
        Nov. 01, 2008

        John Pule Let's Gather Here title inscribed and

        Est: $2,000 - $3,000

        John Pule Let's Gather Here title inscribed and signed 720mm x 610mm

        Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
      • John Pule I Watch You Sing That Lifts My Own Voice
        Nov. 01, 2008

        John Pule I Watch You Sing That Lifts My Own Voice

        Est: $3,000 - $4,000

        John Pule I Watch You Sing That Lifts My Own Voice to Sing with You signed and dated 2001 760mm x 570mm

        Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
      • John Pule From the Bond of Time title inscribed,
        Oct. 22, 2008

        John Pule From the Bond of Time title inscribed,

        Est: $7,000 - $9,000

        John Pule From the Bond of Time title inscribed, signed and dated 2004 760mm x 560mm

        Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
      • John Pule Angelu lithograph 16/30 title inscribed,
        May. 24, 2008

        John Pule Angelu lithograph 16/30 title inscribed,

        Est: $1,200 - $1,500

        John Pule Angelu lithograph 16/30 title inscribed, signed and dated '97 755mm x 565mm

        Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
      • John Pule Lalonga ne tala atu e au ke nga tangi
        Feb. 19, 2008

        John Pule Lalonga ne tala atu e au ke nga tangi

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        John Pule Lalonga ne tala atu e au ke nga tangi woodcut printer's proof title inscribed, signed and dated '94 300 x 530mm

        Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
      • John Pule Tapu noa lithograph 18/22 title
        Feb. 19, 2008

        John Pule Tapu noa lithograph 18/22 title

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        John Pule Tapu noa lithograph 18/22 title inscribed, signed and dated '94 and inscribed RI 530 x 600mm

        Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
      • John Pule E Fenonga e koe haau lithograph, 29/34
        Dec. 04, 2007

        John Pule E Fenonga e koe haau lithograph, 29/34

        Est: $3,500 - $5,500

        John Pule E Fenonga e koe haau lithograph, 29/34 title inscribed, signed and dated 1999 925mm x 710mm

        Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
      • John Pule Mamakava woodcut printer's proof title
        Oct. 16, 2007

        John Pule Mamakava woodcut printer's proof title

        Est: $1,000 - $2,000

        John Pule Mamakava woodcut printer's proof title inscribed signed and dated '94 530mm x 750mm

        Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
      • John Pule Vevetena lithograph, printer's proof
        Oct. 16, 2007

        John Pule Vevetena lithograph, printer's proof

        Est: $1,200 - $1,800

        John Pule Vevetena lithograph, printer's proof title inscribed signed and dated '94 530mm x 750mm Incorporating both lithography and woodcut techniques, these prints of John Pule's continue his familiar themes of the effects of colonisation on traditional myth and storytelling. His rapid style of drawing often incorporating text and poetry, is ideal for the medium of print making. John Pule is represented by Gow Langsford, Auckland and Jonathan Smart, Christchurch. EF

        Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
      • John Pule Carnival Scene oil on board 1200 x
        Jun. 30, 2007

        John Pule Carnival Scene oil on board 1200 x

        Est: -

        John Pule Carnival Scene oil on board 1200 x 2620mm

        Webb’s – Specialist Auctioneers
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