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Nikki McIvor The Last Broadcast A3

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Limited edition print of a Stag, entitled ‘The Last Broadcast’

Red deer (Cervus elaphus) were introduced to New Zealand for sport in the 19th century. However, without natural predators, deer have become a pest in the forests. They were hunted initially by government cullers, and later from helicopters in remote areas. Nowadays, deer are still hunted, but are also farmed for their meat and the velvet on their antlers. Nikki McIvor’s work often explores the nature of a subject when it is contained or captured, and this work of the stag is no different. This painting is about the moment that passes between the hunter and the stag when the stag realises there is no escape. In this case, the stag is giving himself up for lost, although we aren’t entirely sure what the next moment brings. This pen & acrylic portrait was inspired by a song called ‘Last Broadcast by The Doves.

Printed on high quality art paper in Greytown.

The artist is Nikki McIvor and the original is in coloured pencil and pen.

The print is 420 x 297mm (A3) and is one of a limited run of 500.

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