A Place to Paint: Colin McCahon in Auckland

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Reviewed by
ABR Arts 18 December 2019

A Place to Paint: Colin McCahon in Auckland

Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Reviewed by
ABR Arts 18 December 2019

New Zealander Colin McCahon is the greatest postwar artist of the two antipodean countries. Hands down. In his own country, McCahon (1919–87) is a household name, and the exhibition A Place to Paint: Colin McCahon in Auckland at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, and the associated publication of Justin Paton’s McCahon Country (Penguin Books), celebrate his centenary. Surprisingly, though, many Australians don’t know McCahon’s work.

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