Saturday, April 22, 2006

In-depth New York Times article about Rapa Nui artist

An Artist Sets Sail, but South Pacific Pulls Him Home
(Photograph by Tomas Munita)
The New York Times
The Saturday Profile
Published: April 22, 2006
MOE ROA, Easter Island

"People my age were the last to have lived without what the world calls civilization," he said. "I'm proud to be a part of that generation, and I don't want us to lose any more than we have already lost ."
The above New York Times article is about Rapanui sculptor Benedicto Tuki Pate.


Anonymous said...

Where can one see, let alone purchase one of Benedicto's sculpts?

Tiki Chris said...

The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture at the University of Washington in Seattle has some of his works and other comtemporary works from Rapa Nui in its Polynesian collections:
Information on may to contact the artist directly:

Tiki Chris said...
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Tiki Chris said...

You may also want to contact his gallery on Rapa Nui:

Benedicto Tuki Gallery
Au Kara, Avenida Pont, Rapa Nui
Gallery visits free
Phone: 011-56-32-100-53