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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