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Jack Body becomes an Icon

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Jack Body receives the Arts Foundation of New Zealand's highest honour, an Icon Award. Only twenty living New Zealand artists may hold an Icon medallion at any one time.

Jack Body's medallion was formerly in the possession of the late Ralph Hotere and was presented to Jack by Mary McFarlane, Hotere’s partner at the time of his death.

The ceremony took place in front of a small group of guests, with Jack's beloved partner Yono at his bedside, at Mary Potter Hospice in Newtown, Wellington on 7 May 2015.

Jack would pass away only three days later after a long and courageous battle with cancer.