Friday 21 September 2012

To market, to market

Te Papa has announced the works it purchased from the Les and Milly Paris Collection auction on Wednesday night, including Gordon Walters’ Painting no 7 (1965), Michael Illingworth’s As Adam and Eve (1965), Brent Wong’s Mean Time Exposure (1971), and Peter Robinson’s Boy Am I Scarred Eh (1997).

Peter Robinson Boy Am I Scarred Eh, 1997. Oilstick and acrylic on unstretched canvas. 2145 x x1750cm. Image from the Art+Object website.
The purchase of the Robinson of course complements the two works from McCahon's Scared series that Te Papa has purchased in recent years: Mondrian's Last Chrysanthemum (1976) and Scared (1976).

The two McCahons are currently on show on Level 5 at Te Papa, in a short term exhibition alongside Michael Parekowhai and Jim Allen. The exhibitions end on Sunday; I can't recommend enough that you make a visit part of your weekend. And I can't hope enough that we get to see the Robinson out on the floor soon.

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