Acquired directly from the artist, 2004.Literature
Adams, Mark, Sean Mallon, Peter Brunt and Nicholas Thomas. Tatau: Samoan Tattoo, New Zealand Art, global culture. Wellington: Te Papa Press, 2010. Plate 16.
In late 1978, painter Tony Fomison started getting a pe’a.
Earlier that year, his friend Mark Adams had taken a picture of a man with the traditional Samoan th...